Remembrance at Woodfield
When you go home, tell them of us and say “For your tomorrows we gave our today”. The theme for the Woodfield Junior Assembly in Monday 11th November was one of respect, reverence and remembrance. To enlighten us and keep vital memories alive was a variety of invited guests.
Harold Canning MBE, a representative from The Royal British Legion and friend of Woodfield, Mr Simpson 87, a great grandfather of Sam in J5, who brought alive his own War journey, and Mrs Barlow who was born in 1939 at the outbreak of the Second World War who produced an intriguing biography written by her granddaughter.
J5 pupils recited poems and the whole assembly joined together to sing “Little red Poppy”.
The audience, which consisted of Grandparents and Great Grandparents, was enthralled by a rendition by Mr Owen, of Les Miserable’s “Bring him Home”. The colourful assembly saw pupils dressed in Brownie, Beaver, Scouts and Boy’s Brigade uniforms and was further enriched by Mrs Spare’s son, who dressed in full camouflage Kit and represented the Cadet Corps.
Shared memories and reflections were the order of the day and were in place to ensure that at Highclare, Woodfield, we will never forget.
Remembrance Day at St Paul's
Highclare St Paul’s performed a thoughtful assembly about Remembrance Day.
They explained why we mark this day and some of the pupils read out their family memories.
Grandparents were invited to join us and spoke about their own and their families experiences and told us what life was like during the war years.
Children displayed a poppy wreath, listened to the last post and the hall was beautifully decorated in poppies. Noah and Mia wrote their own remembrance poems. “We will remember them.”
The Remembrance assembly taught the children a valuable lesson and they will always remember those who fought and died in the First and Second World Wars and all the other wars.
“I loved this assembly and will always remember the experience.” J4P.