Today we held our annual Remembrance Assembly made extra special as we are celebrating the centenary of Armistice Day. We were very honoured to be joined by Jim and Eddie from the Royal Engineers. Having set the children their last topic of WW1 they had returned to join our assembly as well as to see the outcomes of the work the children had produced. They were very impressed with the work and the children’s knowledge and presented each class with a beautiful certificate.
The assembly had started with every child from Reception to Y6 bringing in a poppy leaf on which they had written who they would like to remember. Jim and Eddie placed them onto our display. The children sang a beautiful rendition of White Cliffs of Dover before Year 6 led the Remembrance Assembly. Giving an overview of WW1 and why we wear poppies they also read some of their brilliant war poems and were joined by Jim who also read a poem. Leo lit the candle for our prayers followed by a two minute silence. The Last Post was played at the end and the children then silently left the hall.
The children did themselves proud during the assembly and Year 6 were excellent. It was very poignant and moving.
Some of the children’s work is now displayed in Colne Legion and also in the Town Hall. We are also joining the parade on Sunday.
Well done to everyone, children and staff; today is an example of what makes me so proud of West Street.