Linking with our learning about Remembrance and the First World War, Y2 visited the National Memorial Arboretum and spent a wonderful day looking at all the different monuments in memory of the many people who have given so much for our country. The children had a picture bingo challenge to complete during the day and were delighted to find all but one of the memorials! The children also had a poppy challenge set by the staff in the centre. They were tasked with taking apart a paper poppy then putting it back together again . . . then taking it apart and putting it back together with just one hand, as if they were a soldier who had lost an arm during the war . . . and finally, taking apart their poppy then attempting to reassemble it with their eyes closed, to emulate the injuries faced by many WW1 soldiers who lost their eyesight in gas attacks. The staff were amazed at the children's knowledge of the First World War, and of the significance and history of the poppy forever linked to Remembrance. Members of the public at the Arboretum also stopped Y2 staff to say how well-behaved our children were and that they were a credit to our school! All in all, a wonderful and worthwhile day out.