Sunday 13th November 2016
This morning St Mary’s Church held a special service to commemorate Remembrance Sunday. 9 children from St Mary’s volunteered to be Remembrance Champions, and to represent the school during the service and parade.
The special week of remembrance started on Monday when Mr Castle, from the Royal British Legion joined the children in assembly to talk about why Remembrance is special, and how The Royal British Legion helps its veterans. The children learned about an Paralympic athlete who had been supported by The Royal British Legion and who had won a gold medal.
During the week the children had been tasked with creating a poppy at home and these were added to the some wooden crosses which had been especially made by Mr Castle. There was a beautiful array of home made poppies, which had been lovingly made in remembrance of the sacrifice made.
On Friday, which was Armistice Day, the whole school had observed the minutes silence at the war memorial, and had helped place crosses in remembrance of the soldiers from Hartfield who had given their lives.