On Friday 11th November, we had a visitor from the War Memorial Trust come into school, to talk to the whole school about Remembrance Day. As part of this learning, Year 3 also took walk to the war memorial at St Saviours’ Church.
Our Reception children also made a handmade wreath, and individual poppies to be displayed around the school.
As cited on the British Legion website:
The poppy is
- A symbol of Remembrance and hope
- Worn by millions of people
- Red because of the natural colour of field poppies
The poppy is NOT
- A symbol of death or a sign of support for war
- A reflection of politics or religion
- Red to reflect the colour of blood
Wearing a poppy is a personal choice and reflects individual and personal memories. It is not compulsory but is greatly appreciated by those it helps – our beneficiaries: those currently serving in our Armed Forces, veterans, and their families and dependants.