Teaching Remembrance Day

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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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Join us as we once again host an interactive cross curricular Teaching Remembrance event for over 1000 young people in Key Stage 2.  


Together with Royal British Legion, students will take part in a range of practical workshops to help them develop new skills to support their personal and cultural development.


This FREE interactive event is a wonderfully unique opportunity for children to learn about UK Remembrance and its place in their lives today. Set in the educational, inspirational and natural environment of the National Memorial Arboretum, the Teaching Remembrance Days bring Remembrance to life for pupils in new, creative and diverse ways.
Armed Forces Personnel at Teaching Remembrance Day 2022

About The Day

What you can expect:


  • Live presenters - hosting the event and getting participants excited for the day’s activities.
  • Educational workshops – Remembrance themes will be explored in age-appropriate and interactive ways.
  • Performances and storytelling – diverse Remembrance stories will be brought to life.
  • An opportunity to explore the National Memorial Arboretum grounds.
  • National Curriculum links – supporting learning outside the classroom.

Cost For Your School


The event is free to attend but places will be limited, and late cancellation may incur a fee.


Coach bursaries to help cover the cost of attending may be available for your school. Please indicate whether you would like to be considered for a bursary on your booking form below.

To apply for a place, please fill in the below form and we will be in touch to confirm your booking.

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 process your Teaching Remembrance Day booking and to conduct evaluation following the event. We will use the contact details you have provided to telephone, email or write to you about your booking. The information will also be shared with our parent charity the Royal British Legion who are our event partners for processing.  


If you consent to receive further information from us about our forthcoming events and activities, you will also receive this information from us. If you have selected to receive marketing communications from the Royal British Legion your information will be shared with them also, for this purpose. We will not share your data outside of this 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 lists 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, or the Royal British Legion at supportercare@britishlegion.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, and for more information about how the Royal British Legion processes your personal information and about your rights under data protection law please click here


Teaching Remembrance Day Booking Form

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

Child at Teaching Remembrance 2022

Our Learning Programme

The National Memorial Arboretum is the perfect venue for developing an understanding of Remembrance, as well as a a whole host of other subjects including science, literacy and geography. Schools can visit us on a self-led basis or join our learning team for a variety of informative workshops. 


Learn more about our learning programme