Lest we forget…
As a school we honoured those who have given their lives in the many wars and conflicts over the years. The day began with all the school gathering at the cenotaph at St John’s Church for a short service at which every class laid a wreath of poppies made by each child. As well as prayers,te remembrance a song and observing the 2 minute silence, we had the Last Post played by a young man, James Marsh, from LRGS.
Later in the afternoon we welcomed over a hundred friends and families of the school to our afternoon of song and poetry as each class entertained us with a song they had learned. We also raised funds for the Royal British Legion.
It was a day on which the children of Ellel St John’s once again acted with respect and reverence for the fallen of the wars.
On Wednesday 11th November the school community gathered together to observe the 2 minute silence in remembrance of all those who have given their lives in combat. We had planned to go to the cenotaph at St John’s Church but the weather was against us. We has a short service during which two children from each class laid the poppy wreath the whole class had made. We were delighted to have James Marsh from LRGS to play the Last Post and Reveille for us and we were also joined by one of our Governors Stephen Booth and the Rev Peter Ballard. After the service in school the children who had laid the wreaths were taken to St John’s Church to lay them at the Cenotaph.
Children holding their wreaths in school.
Some of the group at the cenotaph