Post a Poppy for World War I Week

2nd November 2018
Hanbury First School is inviting families to play their part in 'World War I Week' which launches this Monday, 5th November, by 'posting a poppy' on a special Remembrance Wall.
 
At the time when the nation is marking 100 years since the end of the Great War, we will be reflecting on how lucky we are to be able to live our lives the way we choose, thanks to the sacrifices made by others, including our own brave 'school soldiers', ex-pupils of Hanbury First School.
 
A host of activities will be taking place at school throughout the week, including visits from the Blue Cross animal charity and Worcestershire Libraries; culminating in 'Red, White and Blue Day' and a special Remembrance Assembly on Friday 9th November.
 
Families have been asked to help design a 'Forgiveness' Values Medal on the template sent home at the end of term.  Children in each class will also be designing medals to represent the school's other values:  Respect, Kindness, Trust, Endurance and Friendship.
 
The local community are also invited to remember those they know who have served and those who have lost their lives to conflict by posting a poppy on the Remembrance Wall, situated at the main school gate.
 
Michelle Darby is the school's History Co-ordinator: "We want to give everyone the opportunity to remember those who have sacrificed so much for all of us, including those who lived in the local community.  I hope that as many people as possible will 'post a poppy'.
 
"We also want to reflect and celebrate the fact we are able to live our lives freely, thanks to their sacrifice."