This morning in the Pre-Prep playground, the children sat and participated in a two-minute silence during Friday’s Remembrance assembly. In the assembly, Mrs Gill explained how Remembrance Sunday is a day observed in Britain where everyone is asked to remember the sacrifices made by others during times of war.
A handful of students then gave short speeches explaining different aspects of Remembrance Day, such as why poppies are used as the symbol, and when the tradition of remembrance began.
We were also very grateful to the Senior Section students who came over from the High School to talk to our children about Remembrance and why it is important, and also music students who performed the last post.
The teachers were incredibly proud of the way the children listened during the assembly. They participated admirably during the two minute silence, which can be tricky for the younger ones!
In lessons this week the children have been learning about what life was like for the soldiers serving on the Front Line and being in the trenches, and they wrote poems inspired by WW1. Similarly, they created beautiful watercolours of a poppy field based on the book ‘Where the poppies now grow’ by Hilary Robinson.