Cared for by English Heritage, the Cenotaph is a memorial to those from Britain and the British Empire who died during the First World War and later conflicts.
First created for the London Peace Celebrations of July 1919, Sir Edwin Lutyens designed a temporary structure made of wood which later became the permanent monument made of stone we know today.
To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Celebrations young people visited the Cenotaph and took part in creative workshops which explored how we commemorate those who died during conflict and what the monument means to young people in 2019.
This special series of workshops empowered young people to be at the centre of storytelling by using a creative poetical twist, allowing them to add their own voice to history. The poem below was created from lines and words suggested by the young people following their visit.