11th November 2020
Children, staff and governors from Hanbury School joined together online in an act of Remembrance this morning.
At 11 o'clock, they joined people around the world to mark the time and day fighting in Europe stopped and the end of World War 2 began.
The children have spent the week thinking about why it is important to remember, why we wear poppies and investigating the local history that has a connection to World War 1 and 2.
Year 2 made egg-box poppies; all as individual as the people who gave the ultimate sacrifice. They also displayed poppies in their windows at home to support the Royal British Legion. Year 3 used felt to make their flowers after using watercolours to decorate copies of John McRae's poem "In Flanders' Fields". Year 4 created beautiful poppies out of paper.
The poppies were worn proudly for a special assembly, which also included readings of prayers and reflections from Year 4, who earlier this week visited Hanbury War Memorial, a local reminder of the individuals who came to Hanbury School and who went off to fight for their country.
The online assembly ended with a 2 minute silence, which was respectfully observed by everyone.