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Westbury Leigh Primary School holds Remembrance Assembly

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 11:12 am.

Westbury Leigh Primary School held a ‘Remembrance Assembly’ in school on Monday 11th November. 

Parents, who were members of the Armed Forces, were invited to attend in full uniform, and this brought a real sense of occasion to the event for the staff and children alike.

The head boy and girl led the service by explaining the importance of the poppy.  This was followed by some reflections, with Y4 reading the Flanders poem.

Two hand-made poppy wreaths were presented by the oldest and youngest pupil and these were made by all the children in the school.

Organiser and Y3 teacher, Miss Meg Croker said, “As a church school we wanted to mark this memorable moment with all the children in school.  We are always delighted to see so many of our forces parents joining with us in remembering the past.

“Later in the morning the whole school observed a two minute silence at 11.00am.

“By involving the school in this act of remembrance we hope to make sure in our daily lives we strive for peace, seek to heal disagreements and that we all work together for a just future for everyone in our world.”