Today we held our annual Remembrance Day Assembly which this year fell on Armistice Day itself. We welcomed Mr Jim Ellis back to school to take, part testing our knowledge about the Union Flag and reading a poem as part of the assembly. Everyone from Reception to Year 6, plus staff, handed in poppy leaves with their own personal messages written on. These were stuck onto our Flanders Field display. The whole school sang Blue Birds Over The White Cliffs of Dover beautifully then Year 6 led the assembly giving information about Armistice as well as reading their own poems. Michael lit the candle and following prayers we held a two minute silence ended by the Last Post.
I was very proud of how sensible and respectful all the children were.
Last week Year 6 visited the cemetery to lay their own wreaths on graves of local people who had served in wars. They also placed our own sign of respect, a giant poppy made from lots of little one, on the school fence.