Spend a day reflecting on the immense sacrifice that was made during the First and Second World Wars. The National Memorial Arboretum is a poignant visit to recognise the unique contribution of those who served their country. It is open year-round to celebrate and commemorate lives lost.
Complement your visit to the Arboretum with a visit to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum for an interactive experience in the trenches with an expert guide. Finally, head to the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cannock Chase, managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. For over a century, the CWGC has worked to preserve cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage to ensure that the stories of those who died do not go untold.
Our Suggested Itinerary
Depart School and travel to Staffordshire.
Visit the National Memorial Arboretum, a site of national remembrance to honour the fallen and recognise the service and sacrifice of thousands of soldiers. You could go on a self-guided tour of the extensive grounds or take part in one of their interactive education sessions.
Head to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum for a World War workshop from an expert in period costume! The museum offers an outstanding learning facility to tell the story of the service and sacrifice and all workshops are interactive and hands on.
Before you head home, visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery Cannock Chase. The cemetery has 97 Commonwealth burials from WW1, many of them New Zealanders and there are also a large number of German burials.
Return to School.
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