Remembrance Day 2014
On Tuesday, 11th November, the children of Elementary 2, Primary and Preparatory had an assembly where each of these three classes presented something relating to Remembrance Day. At exactly 11.00am, we held two minutes of silence during our assembly. These two silent minutes took place all over the country and in many other schools.
E2 discussed the symbolism of the poppy for Remembrance Day and recited the following poem:
Poppy, poppy, what do you say?
Wear me on Remembrance Day.
Poppy, poppy, what do you tell?
Many soldiers in battle fell
Poppy, Poppy, what should we know?
Peace on Earth will grow, grow, grow!
The children of Primary discussed Remembrance Day as a whole group with great empathy for those who fought in WW1 one hundred years ago. In small groups, they developed their own questions regarding the war and presented it wonderfully during our whole school presentation on Tuesday. They also designed their own poppy wreaths.
On Thursday 27th of November, the children will visit Westminster Abbey for a workshop in honour of this centenary year of Remembrance (details of this will follow).
What we did on Remembrance Day, by Luca
On Remembrance Day, we all went to E2. At 11 o’clock, we had two minutes of silence to remember all the people who died in WWI. Each class had prepared a presentation and we went on stage and did them. E2 went first, then Primary and we were last!
We learned that the symbol of Remembrance Day is the poppy because a man, called John McCray, wrote a poem about his experiences in 1915. The first few lines of the poem are:
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.