Remembrance Day

Helping our children understand the sacrifices made by past and present generations of men and women.

 

On Friday 10th November the whole school gathered together for an assembly to acknowledge Remembrance Day. Each child first coloured in their own poppy whilst listening to the poem “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae read by the Principal, Sarah Rowledge. We reflected on why the poppy has become the symbol for Remembrance Day.

The children were then invited to lay their poppies around the lit candle forming our very own Soaring High wreath to the sound of Big Ben chimes. The children were asked to sit for a minute’s silence and think about the fallen soldiers, perhaps a Grandad, Uncle or friend who died in order to bring Peace to our world.

The assembly served as an introduction to the various Remembrance activities of the weekend and to help our children understand the sacrifices made by past and present generations of men and women.