Braunstone Frith Primary School

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Remembrance Day

 

At Braunstone Frith Primary School we learn about other cultures and also celebrate British values. Just as the school did in 2015, in 2016 we celebrated the lives given for us by congregating on the school playground for a minute of silence, the last post was played and a poem written by one of our children was read. All the children stood silently to respect those who gave their lives. We were very proud!

 

This year a diary extract was read out that had been written by a Year 3 child. It was very moving and it is reproduced below.

 

In 2014, the centenary of World War 1 was a time for the whole school to come together and remember those that gave their lives.

The whole school, children and staff dressed as soldiers, nurses, and others from any of the conflicts past or recent that we remember on the 11th November.

        

 

We stopped for a special remembrance tribute and 2 minutes of silence followed by the playing of The Last Post. The whole school came together and even the builders joined us. The children were fantastic in observing the silence.

 

Every class spent the day learning about the history of  World War I & II. We looked at pictures of the poppies around the Tower of London and each child made a poppy. We laid them in the school hall to simulate our own art installation.

The Wonderful Woodpeckers Year 1 performed an assembly all about the first world war and the history of the poppy.