Thank You

The Royal British Legion is marking the centenary of the end of the First World War by saying "Thank You" to a generation of people who helped shape our world as we know it. As part of The Legion, the Arboretum is proud to be part of this movement.




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The Arboretum and The Royal British Legion are working together with Never Such Innocence, a charity whose aim is to ensure young people are inspired, informed and included in centenary activities, to help young people understand the legacies left by a First World War generation, and what experiences they underwent to change our world.

Members of the public of all ages are invited to join the movement to express their gratitude to who gave themselves to the war effort and rebuilt a better nation from its darkest hour.

We are encouraging young people to pay tribute to the generation of the First World War by saying Thank You through a creative expression of appreciation and gratitude. The Thank You Creative Competition invites children and young people to submit poetry, art and songs inspired by the events of 1914-18.

The Royal British Legion are encouraging young people to pay tribute to the generation of the First World War by saying Thank You through a creative expression of appreciation and gratitude. The competition invites young people to submit poetry, art and songs inspired by the events of the First World War.

Our Thank You Inspiration Pack is designed to help your group use some of the Arboretum’s memorials to learn about the conflict and say “Thank You” to those who lived during the period. We hope the pack will inspire art and literacy sessions in particular, and perhaps, an entry into the Thank You Creative Competition.

Throughout 2018 the Arboretum will also be marking the centenary of end of the First World War with a variety of events and activities.