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About the Learning Programme

The Duchess of Cornwall meeting pupils from Knights Templar School © Duncan Soar Photography, 2012 War Memorials Trust is the charity that works to the protect and conserve all war memorials within the UK.

The Trust's educational work seeks to engage young people, the next generation of war memorial custodians, with the history and significance of war memorials alongside the practicalities of their maintenance.

There are estimated to be 100,000 war memorials in the UK. Nearly every community has at least which remembers its members who were affected by conflict.  Community can take many different forms including geographical, religious, military, workplace or in many cases schools and youth groups.  All these should be cherished and preserved for and by future generations.

For this to happen today’s young people need to understand the significance of our war memorial heritage.  War Memorials Trust hopes this website, produced through its Learning Programme can help.


“… where is the safeguard, or the assurance that the memorial placed therein with the best of intentions shall remain there in perpetuity?” Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard at the unveiling of the Crudwell war memorial, 6th November 1920.


Students from Portsmouth Grammar School studying a local war memorial © S Lemieux, 2012By discovering the history of their local war memorial, and the fascinating personal stories of those commemorated,  we hope young people in schools and youth groups will be inspired to continue the important work of preserving our war memorial heritage as tomorrow’s custodians.  In this section, you can find more information about the Trust's education activities.  Please use the left hand menu to access the information you want.

If you need any further information about the charity's educational work please contact War Memorials Trust.  Please note the charity is a small team of 5 staff so provide as much detail as possible when making an enquiry to enable us to respond.

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