Highclare School Remembrance Services

All of the children at Highclare School held special Assemblies and services to mark Remembrance Day.
The children at Highclare St Paul’s took part in a 100 Year Centenary Remembrance Assembly.  Some pupils read out their independent research on World War 1 which covered all aspects of war.
Mr Parcell a World War 2 veteran and great grandfather of children in school, spoke about his father’s experiences of World War 1 and his own memories of World War 2.  He showed the children copies of his war medals.  Two J6 pupils wore World War 1 Soldier uniforms and laid poppy wreaths on the stage.
Highclare St Paul’s has also bought one of the Tower of London Red Ceramic poppies which will be displayed in school.
Highclare Woodfield children were also treated to an assembly featuring Roy Hubbard, British Legion Area Representative and Rod Lewis, from the Western Front Association.
Both visitors spoke to the pupils about their roles and why we use the poppy for remembrance.  Mr Richard Owen, singing teacher at Highclare, gave a very moving performance of “Bring Him Home” from “Les Misérables”.
Some of the Highclare Senior students entered a competition to make their own poppy for Remembrance Day. Some were felted to make brooches, others stitched into card. They all looked wonderful.