This year’s Remembrance Day has understandably focused on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War. The children have listened to the stories behind the names on our roll of honour and thought about the great sacrifices made by the men. Pre-Prep 2 have laid their crosses underneath the Peace Oak and those crosses will remain there as reminders until next November.
All the school from Reception to Year 6 visited the National Memorial Arboretum last Thursday. The younger children took part in poppy activities – making poppies like veterans using both hands, one hand and without seeing! All the children visited some of the memorials – the older children had a longer tour which encompassed the ‘Shot At Dawn’ memorial. The experiences made impressions on us all.
The day ended with a beautiful, thoughtful service in the wonderful Arboretum chapel. The children recited poems and sang superbly. It was a very moving experience to hear the roll of honour, to keep the minute’s silence and listen to the ‘Last Post’ as a school community of children, teachers and parents.
We will remember them.