At the beginning of the week, St Laurence took time out to really think about why we commemorate Remembrance Day. We really wanted the children to understand the reason behind it, as conflict continues to touch the lives of so many people.
At 11 am, the whole school took part in a 2 minutes’ silence, giving the children time to reflect on and remember the people that have given up so much for us all. In the afternoon, before the children returned to lessons, Reverend Andrews was invited into school and led a very moving service on Remembrance Day. Inviting the children to think about the relevance of the Poppy and the people who were affected by the war.
To honour those civilians and military personnel who were killed during the conflict, each child in the school was given a Poppy. They were asked to colour and write a message (if they wished) showing their thanks to those who served. Parents commented on how lovely the Poppies looked fluttering along the front of the school and the awful weather on the day didn’t ruin the sentiments felt by the children.
Across the school, classes looked at those left behind during the war, poems were written and War Memorials were designed.