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"'Let Your Light Shine' Matthew 5:16"


It is difficult for adults let alone children to try and visualise the number of people who gave their lives on the world wars. This year we had two bubble machines running through out most of the service allowing copious  amounts of bubbles to raise up into the sky with each bubble representing a life lost in order that we have our freedom. It was such a poignant moment watching the bubbles rise surrounded by the stillness of the whole school community. This time enabled each person to reflect, at their own level,in memory and thanksgiving for the enormous sacrifice that so many gave.

This year Mrs Bath asked the school community to remember those soldiers who went to war before they had children of their own. Those soldiers do not have children or grandchildren to keep their memory alive so remember them especially at our Remembrance service.

" We thoroughly enjoyed our Remembrance service and think it went well. We especially enjoyed the choirs emotional and inspirational songs about respecting the sacrificial people who gave their lives so we could live in peace and harmony without violence." Ella and Syd Yr 5

" When the bubbles went up I thought about my Great Great Grandpa who had badges in the war and my Great Grandpa who came back from the beach that was being invaded." Arthur Yr 2 

Each year we hold a Remembrance Service for the children, staff, parents and grandparents so that our school community can remember all of those people who gave their lives so that we may have freedom.

Last year we held a special evening Remembrance Service. Please see below for comments about the impact of the service on those that took part.