In the lead up to Remembrance Day each class has been learning about the tradition of Remembrance Day. The children have learned the day has been held since the First World War and that it’s celebrated in many countries across the world. People from different backgrounds, cultures, and religions come together to honour Remembrance Day.
We remember the bravery and courage of those who fought in the World Wars on Remembrance Day. But, we also commemorate all those who have served in the armed forces since, and those who are serving today.
Classes across the school and The Nest wrap around care have used a variety of techniques to create poppies to help decorate our windows and outdoor classroom for our own observation of the two-minute silence on Remembrance Day.
We were blessed to have some of the children share memories and stories of their relatives who have lived through war, served our country and currently serve our country.
Edward, Ellis, Evelyn and Mrs Towers brought in medals, photos, artwork and shared moments from their family history. The Year 3 and 4 pupils helped create a display of photos and artefacts and they and others passing by were interested in talking about their families and what they had learned in school this week. Thank you to you and your families for sharing such special memories and items with us today.
"The poppy is used for Remembrance Day because poppies grew on the battlefields after the war."
- Year 4 pupil.
"The drawing I have brought in is very old and on very thin fragile paper, so we printed it to bring in to share. It's by Ronald Searle [a soldier and Prisoner of War] who drew pictures of the war and [later published the first cartoon of] St Trinian's." - Year 3 pupil.
On Friday 11th November 2022 we assembled on the school playground just before 11:00 a.m. to commemorate Remembrance Day with a poem and the Last Post played by Mr Robertson before a two-minute silence. The children did a brilliant job at listening and were really respectful during the silence.
Thank you to friend of the school Mr Robertson for coming into school to play for us.