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Lest We Forget: Honouring Remembrance Day

11 November 2020
Lest We Forget: Honouring Remembrance Day

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.”

Today is Remembrance Day and we have joined the rest of the country in remembering those who have fallen in war, observing two minutes of silence.

This year, we have two events happening. The first is to create a remembrance garden at the front of Tregoze Primary school. Children from school would normally plant wooden crosses as an act of remembrance in the community gardens. This cannot happen this year so all of the KS2 children have decorated and wrote remembrance prayers on their crosses and have planted them in the Tregoze Remembrance garden. KS1 and EYFS are creating a 3D Poppy installation to add to the garden in order to reflect the importance of showing respect and use the poppy as a symbol to remember those that have gone before.

The second event is to create an art installation in our outdoor gazebo in the school playground. This will enable of of our parents to view work completed by our talented children here at Tregoze. Every class will add their art work to the gazebo and Mr. Strange, our creative site Manager, has created our very own cenotaph to use as a focal point for the art display.

Remembrance Day falls every year on the 11th of November, the date in which the armistice was signed in 1918 to signify the end of World War One. The Great War, as it became known, devastated Europe, and claimed lives on a scale unlike any conflict that had been fought before.

On Remembrance day today, we remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth, the special contribution of families and of the emergency services, and the innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict.

Remembrance Day is a poignant event and we believe in showing the utmost respect for all of those who have given their lives in wars. Remembering the fallen in war helps pupils to recognise the human cost of conflict and stresses the importance of peace. However you are commemorating Remembrance Day, we wish you all the best.

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