Year 8 students visited the National Arboretum to take part in the ‘Thank You Youth Festival as part of our on-going work with this important national (and local) landmark.

The festival was included a range of activities including ‘Dazzling Camouflage’, ‘Land Army’ and ‘WW1 Trail’ and was part of a project to encourage young people to acknowledge and appreciate the commitment of previous generations in giving so much for our country.

Jason Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: “Our work with the National Arboretum is important as it encourages our students to understand their role in the UK and the contribution to past generations to how we live our life today. The students thoroughly enjoyed the trip and it gave them plenty of food for thought.”