Remembrance Assembly Performed by Giraffes Class (Y5)
8 November 2018 (by admin)
On the morning of 8th November 2018, our Giraffes Class (Y5) performed a Remembrance Assembly for the rest of the school and some special visitors.
They explained that this Sunday at 11am (11th November 2018) we would be remembering 100 years since Armistice Day (the day that peace was declared at the end of WWI). They also told us the names of all the soldiers from Stonebroom who gave their lives in WWI & WWII.) The children explained about purple poppies which are worn to commemorate all of the animals (dogs, mules, horses, camels, pigeons & bulls) who died during the war.
The children recited a poem called 'In Flanders Field' written by Col. John McCrae. They told us why we use the poppy as a symbol of the war and why we have a two minute silence on the second Sunday in November at 11am every year.They finished the assembly by reciting a poem called 'The Inquisitive Mind of a Child' by Anonymous.
We then had a minutes silence so that we also could remember all the soldiers who had given their lives during the war.
We would like to thank the ladies from The Methodist Church for knitting the poppies which are displayed under the war memorial in the school hall. We would also like to thank the Parish Council for donating the wreath.
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