Year 6 led our Remembrance Service in church this morning. Their readings, poems, songs and explanations were moving, engaging and very interesting. They spoke with such confidence, reverence and respect, they were inspiring.
At the end of the service, Mr Roe, an armed forces veteran, former police officer and friend of our school, talked to us about the history of the poppy and how it came to be an essential part of remembrance.
Each class has learned about remembrance and in particular about The Great War. Beautiful, poppy inspired art work was presented at the altar and will be shared with the school display in church.
The poppies made in class featured the individual names of fallen soldiers from our parish. Their names are recorded on our memorial window.
Children and adults were moved by the Remembrance Garden at the back of church.
We’re very grateful to Year 6 for leading our wonderful worship today. The church was packed with families too – thank you for joining us. Many thanks to Mrs Howard-Armitage for so creatively helping our children to ‘be the best that they can be!’