Teacher Training and CPD

Shot at Dawn

Visitors are advised that the Shot at Dawn Memorial will close to the public on Monday 6 May. The memorial will undergo restoration and will be closed for approximately six weeks whilst these works take place. Free Shot at Dawn Talks will continue to take place daily at 12.30pm and 1.30pm in the Millennium Chapel, please ask at the Welcome Desk for more information. Visit our Shot at Dawn Restoration Appeal to find out more and donate.

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This brand-new package provides an opportunity for teachers and trainee teachers to visit the National Memorial Arboretum as part of Teacher Training and CPD.


During the visit, attendees will be encouraged to see how they can take learning outside of the classroom and think creatively about their subjects and the wider curriculum, using the space and memorials that we have on site. 

Classrooms at the Arboretum

Half Day Package

Your group will have morning access to the Learning Centre at the Arboretum and will receive an overview of our Learning Offer, a tour around the site and a panel Q&A.


During the afternoon, you are free to carry out your own activities using our outdoor site and Learning Centre.


Prices from £100. Call 01283 245 133 to book.


To extend your facilitated visit with us, please get in touch to discuss how else we can support. 

"This experience provided an invaluable opportunity for our trainees to experience first hand the magic of learning outside the classroom."

- May 2022

Canopy of Trees

Teacher Steering Group


We regularly develop new schemes of work to ensure that we are continuously developing the offer to connect to the most current objectives within the education system. 


With that in mind are starting a new learning and participation steering group to expand that thinking further. The group will meet 3 times a year (both a mix of hybrid and in person meetings) and the aim is create an opportunity for like-minded people from a variety of different settings to come together to question, challenge and work collaboratively around ideas that the wider Arboretum have in relation to the future learning and participation offer in exchange for access to special opportunities and taster events. 


If this is something you and your school are interested in, then please do email education@thenma.org.uk sign up to find out more.