‘When you go home
Tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow
We gave our today.’
Today as a school community, all pupils and staff gathered for a remembrance service and two minutes silence to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives during World War One and remember the fallen in all wars and conflicts across the world. It was a very moving service.
We held our two minutes silence in the playground and laid a beautiful cross of poppies in our Memorial Garden.
We also prayed for peace in the world and prayed for all those who are known and remembered to God.
Throughout the day, in every lesson we had an opportunity to ‘Read to Remember.’ Teachers shared extracts of fiction, non-fiction and poetry from In Flanders Fields and the significance of the poppy, exploring the life and service of Walter Tull (1888-1918)
There were also reflections from Sir Michael Morpurgo and the stories he had been entrusted with and how this shaped his novel ‘War Horse.’ Staff also shared extracts from Bali Rai and Jim Eldridge, exploring the perspective of soldiers through fiction.