LONDON WWI WAR MEMORIALS
Our incredible trip down to London didn't end after the Remembrance Parade! We used our time in the capital to look at some important monuments and memorials with origins in WWI, although they remain relevant and significant to this day. The children were able to view and explore the Animals in War Memorial, the Royal Artillery Memorial and the Machine Gun Corps Memorial before a particularly interesting visit to Westminster Abbey, culminating with viewing the tomb of the Unknown Warrior. We even had chance to view some of London’s other sights.
Such valuable and first-hand learning experiences!
REMEMBRANCE DAY 2019
It was an honour and a privilege for eight Y6 pupils alongside Mr Walton & Mr Wallis to attend the Remembrance Service at the London Cenotaph on Whitehall to lay two wreaths (one for our school and one for the cluster). Only 24-hours after the Royal Family, Prime Minister and many other famous politicians (past and present) stood in exactly the same spot, Ella and Finlay (accompanied by Jayden, Owen, Lexi, Bella, Luka and Lola) were chosen to step forward and lay the wreaths before bowing their heads to offer their respects to the fallen. This was such a poignant moment and the minutes of silence and reflection to remember those fallen from WWI, WWII and many other conflicts (some still occurring in the 21st Century) was respected impeccably.
The children were a credit to themselves, their families, our school, their community and the country as a whole, even making it onto the news and the London Evening Standard.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!
Fruits of Our Labours
Here we have some children showing off Y6's efforts (on their first day back) with the fruits harvested from the trees in our school orchard. Hopefully, they are going to be used for crumbles, jellies and jams with the help of Mr Wallis and Mrs Davis - watch this space!