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Half-term craft activities at the National Memorial Arboretum to focus on role animals have played during war

Half-term craft activities at the National Memorial Arboretum will focus on the role animals have played during war.

The Alrewas venue will mark the 75th anniversary of the PDSA Dickin Medal.

Four recipients of the medal will be explored, including Warrior, the warhorse of General Jack Seely, who was posthumously awarded an honorary medal to commemorate the contributions of all animals during the First World War.

Warrior had served with the General on the Western Front throughout the war from 1914 to 1918.

Some of the items youngsters can make at the National Memorial Arboretum during half-term

Young visitors to the arboretum will be able to make their own animal finger puppet or creation a special animal hero medal for their own pet from February 18 to 25.

Sarah Oakden, from the National Memorial Arboretum, said: “The free of charge half term activities offer the opportunity for younger visitors to engage with the exciting tales of Dickin Medal recipients, allowing them to learn about the importance of Remembrance in a fun and engaging way.”

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