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Below is a selection of the comments we have received from young people and their teachers:


From pupils:

  • “As a result of [a project carried out as a result of War Memorials Trust’s visit to the school] next time we walk through the town centre we’ll be sure to stop and remember the 113 names of local men on the Baldock war memorial, who gave their lives fighting for our country. The whole project was altogether very enjoyable and thought provoking, thank you to War Memorials Trust for the opportunity to take part!”
  • “Since [a visit from War Memorials Trust’s Learning Officer] I have done my own research on people on the war memorial and went to the cenotaph for two minutes of silence.”
  • “Thank you for what you told us. You answered all of our questions.”
  • “I really learned a lot from what you said.”
  • "I liked looking at the memorial up close."
  • “The best part was using the internet to find out about the names. It was really fun!”
  • "Before, I didn't even know what war memorials are. Now I understand what they are all about."
  • “I learnt that Remembrance Day doesn’t have to be boring.”
  • “Two days before Remembrance Day we went to [the local war memorial] and it was nice to know who we were remembering. And it was thanks to you!”


From teachers:

  • "It was excellent. The children not only enjoyed it but learned lots too."
  • “May I take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful experience you gave our students.”
  • "The children were enthused by what you had introduced to them and did not want to stop researching."
  • "I hope we can work together again next year."
  • "A thought provoking visit which will add to my teaching, and for which I am very grateful."
  • “Your teaching was highly professional and inspiring.”
  • "The lesson was engaging and really interesting, and helped the children find out for themselves."
  • "Very well planned, a good range of activities and high quality resources."
  • "The visit to the memorial enabled the children to gather information and then the method of research was accessible to all - so they worked enthusiastically."
  • "There were a range of ages to teach and each lesson was carefully planned and enjoyed by the pupils."
  • "The Learning Officer who came in was very very easy to communicate with and very flexible, catering to my many requirements!"
  • "Thank you for an excellent session. The children enjoyed the experience."

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