Remembrance Day 2017

On Friday 10th November we held our Remembrance Service in school.

As always, a very poignant assembly. Wonderful ideas of Remembrance from all the classes.

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 Battle of Passchendaele we used this as a special focus whilst also remembering all who have fallen in conflicts past and present.

Informative, deeply moving. A very special effort by everyone.”

The children laid wreaths, read poems, sang and led us in prayer. We were delighted to welcome back Mrs Valentine – who told us all of 3 local men who died at Passchendaele. It was very interesting to hear details of these men – making them real and so much more than just names on grave stones.

Reverend David used the poppy as a way to focus our thoughts during the 2 minute silence at 11am. Two members of each class laid a wreath before our School Ambassadors laid a special wreath – this will be taken to Darfield All Saints Church yard and laid at the grave of Pte Joseph Wigley who died from wounds sustained at Passchendaele. The two minute silence was kept perfectly.

The service was closed by Mr Clifton – one of our parents and an ex-serviceman.

Brilliant and beautiful remembrance service as every year. Thank you for helping to keep memories alive.

This was a lovely service and a fitting tribute to those who have fought and to those who have fought and died.

Poppies were on sale to support the work of the British Legion.

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