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Child studying a war memorial © J Peach-Miles, 2012War Memorials Trust’s Learning website 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.


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.
  • World War I  and its centenary: learning materials covering key events during World War I 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.


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.

War Memorials Trust will continue to evaluate its education work but this is very much dependent on the financial position of the charity.  We therefore recommend you save any materials from this website that you want to keep.



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.

For students

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