Wiltshire Publications

Westbury Leigh Primary School ‘remembers’

Westbury Leigh Primary School held a Remembrance Assembly in school on Wednesday 11th November.

The assembly was led by the children who have a parent who is part of or has been part of the armed forces.

Organiser Miss Ellie Killah said, “It was wonderful to see the children lead the assembly so passionately. We were also delighted to be joined by some of the parents in their full regalia.”

The children used the assembly to explain the importance and meaning of Armistice Day. They also explained the significance of wearing poppies.

Miss Ellie Killah continued, “All the children in the school were able to creatively contribute to the assembly. Foundation stage and Year 1 made poppies that were used to form two large poppy wreaths, which were used during the assembly. Years 2 – 6 made fantastic poppy pin-wheels, which were used to form our very own Westbury Leigh poppy field in our Garden of Remembrance.

“The school, children and staff stood beautifully and honoured the 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.

“I was delighted to have the service children lead the assembly. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to express how proud they are of their parents, and it was wonderful to have some of these parents join us. It was great for the school to come together to reflect and show our respect.”