Hayesdown First School

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Remembrance Service – report by School Council

Posted on: 15th November 2019


“On Monday 11th November the school council held a service for Remembrance Day and told the children what Remembrance Day is for and why we wear a poppy. The first flower to grow on the battlefields was a poppy and that is why we wear them. The money raised goes to the British Legion and veterans. Harrison and Lola laid a poppy wreath – they walked down the aisle and laid it with the poppy pebbles that the children had made. Harrison and Ruby read a poem called “We will remember” and George and Lola read “In Flanders Fields”. We read the poems because they were written by soldiers in WW1. At the end of the service we helped the children who had made a pebble or cross lay them by the front of the school so everyone could see them.” Year 4 School Council