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Youngsters from across the UK to take part in Remembrance event at the National Memorial Arboretum

A series of free workshops at the National Memorial Arboretum will allow children to say ‘thank you’ to the First World War generation.

Schools from across the country have been invited to Alrewas on July 11 for a festival organised by the Royal British Legion.

Sarah Oakden, from the National Memorial Arboretum, said the event would include activities linked to history, music, English, maths PE and geography.

“Young people have the opportunity to engage in this exciting programme of workshops as we approach the centenary of the end of the First World War,” she said. “Part of the ambition of is making Remembrance understood and passed on to the next generation.

“These cross-curricular activities have been designed to complement the work that students are doing at school in a range of subjects.

“It will give them the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for the sacrifices and example of those who lived through the conflict, as they learn about the radical social and technological changes that took place during this key period in our country’s history.”

Coach bursaries are also being made available to support schools with transport costs.

Schools interested in participating need to book by April 27 by callin 01283 245143.

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