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Lest We Forget: Honouring Remembrance Day

11 November 2020
Lest We Forget: Honouring Remembrance Day

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.”

Today is Remembrance Day and we have joined the rest of the country in remembering those who have fallen in war, observing two minutes of silence.

Every child in the school coloured in their own poppy and put their name on it. This was then made into one giant poppy. Just before 11 o'clock, we all gathered around the edges of the playground in our bubbles with our giant poppy wreath in the middle. We spent some time reflecting on the meaning of remembrance.

During the week before, Year 6 arranged for every class to be able to donate money to the Poppy Appeal by sorting the poppies into safe class sets so they could be sold in the bubbles.

Headteacher Simon White said: "This was a lovely opportunity for us all to get together, while still maintaining our bubbles, to reflect on Remembrance. It linked really well to our focus on Generosity this term."

Remembrance Day falls every year on the 11th of November, the date in which the armistice was signed in 1918 to signify the end of World War One. The Great War, as it became known, devastated Europe, and claimed lives on a scale unlike any conflict that had been fought before.

On Remembrance day today, we remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth, the special contribution of families and of the emergency services, and the innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict.

Remembrance Day is a poignant event and we believe in showing the utmost respect for all of those who have given their lives in wars. Remembering the fallen in war helps pupils to recognise the human cost of conflict and stresses the importance of peace. However you are commemorating Remembrance Day, we wish you all the best.

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