Sherard Primary School pupils visit memorial landmark

Sherard school pupils look up to the National Memorial Arboretum 'PHOTO: Supplied
Sherard school pupils look up to the National Memorial Arboretum 'PHOTO: Supplied
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Sherard Primary School pupils in year five and six were humbled when they visited the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

As part of pupils’ learning and development, the school encouraged the trip to give youngsters the chance to reflect on the importance of remembrance.

The children went on a land train tour and learnt about the many significant memorials.

They will be following up their visit with a study of war poetry and various other remembrance activities.

One year six pupil said: “It was memorable but also very touching. I would like to visit again some time.

“It’s important to remember those who lost their lives.”

The visit was funded by the Melton Town Estate as part of their War Memorial project funding from the National Lottery Fund.