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Child studying a war memorial © J Peach-Miles, 2012War Memorials Trust’s Learning Programme provides ideas and materials for young people in schools and youth groups, and the adults who work with them. We work to educate future generations of war memorial custodians so that they can continue our work to protect and conserve war memorials into the future.


Visits to your school

As well as using the materials on this website, you can arrange for our Learning Officer to visit your school to teach a lesson or lead an assembly or talk with your pupils on the topic of war memorials. Please use the 'School visits' link on the left to learn more.


Teaching materials

In this section of the website you can access our materials for primary schools. These include materials about:


  • Introducing war memorials: a set of lesson plans, helpsheets and other materials that can be used to teach about general war memorial issues, including the history of war memorials, why war memorials are important, war memorial designs and researching names on war memorials.
  • The World War I Centenary: learning materials covering key events during World War One and the memorials associated with these events.
  • World War II and memorials: a set of lesson plans and information sheets which use the memorials to World War II to teach about different events and aspects of the war.


We regularly review our learning materials and will be adding new ones as the centenary of World War I continues.

Primary school pupils may also find some of our youth group information sheets helpful - these contain information about war memorial topics written at an age-appropriate level.

We also have a Gallery of war memorial pictures. This can be used by young people for a range of purposes, and can be found in the Youth Groups section of this website.

We regularly review and update all our learning materials. We therefore recommend you save any materials from this website that you want to keep and come back again to see new materials.



War Memorials Trust is involved in two projects called In Memoriam 2014 and War Memorials Online, and young people can contribute to both. Further details can be found in the Youth Groups section of this website.



We value feedback on our materials. If you would like to make any comments on the materials you have used please visit our Feedback page.

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