100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War Commemoration Service

On Monday 12th November we commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a service on the school playground led by our year 6 children.   A range of poems and accounts from soldiers were read aloud to the whole school and parents.  Faith from Flamingo class read a verse from Robert Laurence Binyon’s famous poem ‘For The Fallen’

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

On Friday 9th November, parents were invited into school to help make poppies which we placed on the school field.  Faith and her nanny came up with the idea of making the poppy display using plastic bottles so we invited Nanny Jane to be our special guest and to lay a poppy wreath amongst the poppies.

On a beautiful sunny morning, the service was a moving tribute to all those who have lost their lives in WW1 and all the conflicts since.