This morning the whole school stopped to reflect on the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in World War One as well as in other wars since. We stop at this time to remember that, at 11:00am, on 11th November 1918, weapons were put down, marking the end of World War One. This is known as 'Armistice Day' or 'Remembrance Day'.
Three of our Year 6 children beautifully read the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae which was followed by the whole school listening to 'The Last Post' to start our two-minute silence and 'Rouse' to mark its end. You can listen to it by clicking the weblink below.
We thought carefully about our Southwark Values of 'Liberty', 'Empathy' and 'Respect' as well as using our learning behaviour of 'reflection' as we paused to remember those who died so that we could be free.
The whole school marked the occasion beautifully. I have attached a photo from this morning as well as a copy of 'In Flanders Fields' for you to read with your families at home.
Lest we forget.