All Saints Remember

On Friday 11th November we held our Remembrance Service in school.

  • Very proud. My hairs were stood on end the entire time. Well done All Saints! Very proud.

It was a wonderful opportunity for parents, pupils and staff to remember all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. As it is the centenary year of the Somme we used this as a special focus whilst also remembering all who have fallen in conflicts past and present.

The children laid wreaths, read poems, sang and performed a play. The two minute silence was kept perfectly, after which we were delighted to welcome Mrs Valentine and Mr and Mrs Smith to take part. They have compiled a book called Darfield Remembers, which gives a brief history of the 138 Darfield men who died in World War 1. Mrs Valentine then told us about 3 soldiers (some of whom had been pupils at our school) featured in the book. Mrs Valentine very kindly donated a copy of the book to school and it is now sitting amongst our Remembrance display for the children to read.

We received this lovely letter from her:

The service was closed by Mr Clifton with the Kohima Epitaph –

  • The service was beautiful, the videos were lovely. The children sang beautifully, the service was very meaningful and was very informative for us adults and children.

As always we collected Parent Comments, to read them click on the link below:

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  • Wow! Epic service! By far the best Remembrance service I’ve ever been to (and I’ve been to a few!) Clearly well organised and well thought through. Fantastic and moving.