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Young people from across the Midlands visit the National Memorial Arboretum for Remember Together Youth Festival

Young people from across the Midlands have gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum to learn about the lives of British and Commonwealth Soldiers.

The Remember Together Youth Festival
The Remember Together Youth Festival

Around 1,000 people took part in the 2019 Remember Together Youth Festival which took place from 8th to 12th July.

The event featured workshops, tours and a closing act of remembrance, all based on the theme of the liberation of Europe during the Second World War.

The visits for children from 22 schools were funded by the Royal British Legion.

Aysha Afridi, head of heritage and learning at the National Memorial Arboretum, said: “It was inspiring to once again see the enthusiasm of the next generation as they sought to get to grips with stories of heroism at our second Youth Festival.

“Our stunning location, home to almost 30,000 maturing trees and 380 memorials, created the perfect learning environment away from the classroom where students embraced the freedom of nature as they tackled a series of challenging topics.

“We are sure that the experience will stay with them for years to come.”

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1 Comment

  1. Philip Allso

    30th July, 2019 at 9:18 am

    It is important to remember that the National Memorial Arboretum is the centre for all remembrance not exclusively military. I mention this not in any way to diminish the importance of our armed services and the work of the Royal British Legion but simply as a reminder that it is a special place for any one remembering family, friends and others that have died in any circumstances. It’s importance cannot be overstated.

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