Teaching Remembrance Day

Thursday 7 July 2022

Armed Forces Memorial Closure


The Armed Forces Memorial will be closed between 10am and 1pm on Thursday 7 July for a private event. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

On Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th July 2022, the Royal British Legion and National Memorial Arboretum will be hosting a Teaching Remembrance Day for children in Key Stage 2 and 3. 


The event will take place here at the Arboretum, where pupils will explore the natural environment and memorials, engage more deeply with Remembrance, and develop a personal understanding of what it means to them.


There will be case studies to help children understand the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces from Britain and the Commonwealth, and how a history of service is to be found within all Britain’s communities. 

Soldier helping in the fight against Covid 19

The theme this year is Service and the Commonwealth

Service is the act of defending or protecting our nation’s democratic freedoms and way of life. Service can come in many everyday forms and represents the peoples from the UK and across the many nations of the Commonwealth who served and sacrificed in defence of Britain. It also includes civilians who during times of conflict or national emergency provide service to the nation, whether working in the Women’s Land Army during the First and Second World Wars, or the thousands of volunteers supporting the fight against Covid-19.

About the Day


Pupils will take part in three facilitated activities during which they will investigate the stories behind some of the memorials at the Arboretum, hear case studies of serving personnel, and take part in physical activities.


The cross-curricular activities will expand and develop pupils’ personal and cultural development and support the learning of history, citizenship, and literacy.

Limited Spaces Now Available


Please complete the below form to book your school in to attend our Teaching Remembrance Days. Our team will be in contact to confirm your attendance once your registration form has been submitted.

Privacy Promise

At the National Memorial Arboretum we take your privacy seriously and we will only use the information you have provided on this form to contact you about the Teaching Remembrance Day as detailed above. We will use the contact details you have provided to telephone, email or write to you about the event. If you consent to receive further information from us about our forthcoming events and activities, you will also receive this information from us. We will not share your data and promise to keep your personal information safe and secure.


We will hold your personal data for twelve months from the date of your initial application and for three years if you have a confirmed Teaching Remembrance Day booking. If you have requested to be added to our mailing list we will hold your data until you withdraw your consent. If you would like to amend or update your details at any time, please call us on 01283 245 100 or email info@thenma.org.uk.


For further information about how the National Memorial Arboretum processes your personal information and about your rights under data protection law, please see our privacy policy.

Registration Form




If unknown, please enter your approximate maximum number. Please note, your students will be split into groups of maximum 25 on the day.

Graphic of children and soldiers

The Royal British Legion

You can also explore Remembrance in school and at home using learning resources from The Royal British Legion’s Teaching Remembrance Hub. Free to download, they offer lessons, assemblies and activities to engage children aged 4-16 in discovering, discussing and understanding the enduring importance of Remembrance.
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