Remembrance Day 2017

From Mrs Parkes

Remembrance Day 2017

We had a very reflective day on Monday, thinking about remembrance. Each class started the day with a very informative talk by Alex Fice about Thorverton in the times of war. We then paid our respect at the war memorial. The short service was led by Rev Katie Cross. Children from each class laid a wreath, others were involved in reading out the names of those who died and laying a cross for each. Rebecca deserves a special mention as she performed her role of standard bearer excellently. At lunchtime we welcomed some of the older residents of the village into school and they talked with the children about their childhoods and experiences. Alex also presented the school with a beautiful word collage of an Armistice Day poppy. It really was an excellent day. The children all have a very good understanding of what the day means. I would like to thank everyone who came and especially Alex Fice for organising much of the day and for the lovely picture.

The next day, Class 2 visited thecathedral, where there was a displayof crocheted poppies which some of the children had contributed towards in the spring.

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