Wednesday 11 November 2009

Remembrance Day

All children at Earl Soham marked the passing of Remembrance Day with the traditional two minutes silence. The bells St. Mary's church fell silent as children and staff took part in an impeccable act of remembrance.

On returning to class, many children watched coverage of the service from Westminster Abbey where the brother (who is in the Coldstream Guards) of one of our pupils was carrying the Union Flag. This really seemed to bring the whole occasion 'home' for the children.

Children in Blue Class worked on making poppies and 'peace' angels and developed and wrote messages of peace. They were all extremely thoughtful, with the following by Alexia and Luke being particularly so:
'Hope brings peace and peace brings hope.'

Children also visited the war memorial in the church grounds, paused for reflection and laid crosses.

'We will remember them.'