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Year 6 Visit the National Memorial Arboretum

8 November 2017

Wednesday 8th November saw the children from Year 6 pay a visit to The National Memorial Arboretum.

The visit began with a short service in the chapel including two minutes silence at eleven o'clock which was impeccably observed by our children.

Following the service, we made our way to the Armed Forces Memorial which dominates the arboretum. The children were impressed by the size and design of the memorial. It had a special significance for some of the children who had researched members of their families who had died during an armed conflict - they actually managed to find their relatives names on the memorial wall.

We then took the opportunity to walk through the beautiful woodland and visit as many memorials as possible, including the new statue commemorating the Christmas Truce and the very poignant Shot at Dawn memorial.

Children were also able to spend time in the World War I Trench exhibition which complemented the work they have recently been completing in school.

Throughout the trip, every child showed an appropriate level of respect for this moving tribute to those who have been affected by conflict and their excellent behaviour was commented on by a number of members of the public.