WW1 centenary commemoration

Today we have been commemorating the centenary of the end of World War One.

This involved a colourful and moving display in the hall open to all classes though to Monday afternoon. A very big thank you for all the wonderful poppies that were made over the half-term holiday, and also for the family contributions for the display – they were much appreciated.

Classes 6 to 11 held a commemorative Assembly that included powerful poems by the likes of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, and songs from the period such as “Pack up your troubles” and “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”, with all the classes involved. It was an emotional but important occasion that ended with a lone trumpet playing “The Last Post” and a two-minute silence.

Money raised from Poppy sales will go towards the British Legion.

A big thank you to the organising group for making today happen.