Acts of Remembrance 2016
Poppies will be on sale in school from Tuesday 1st November until Thursday 10th November. Year 6 Prefects will come round the year groups each day in order for children and staff to purchase a poppy as a sign of remembrance and to raise money for The British Legion.
But it is not just about wearing a poppy... Remembrance is a special time every year.
Although families who had someone killed or hurt might think about those people any day of the year, it was decided that there would be one time each year that everyone in Britain would think about those men and women and their families. It was decided that the day should also be one that gave hope – the day the fighting had stopped.
That day is 11 November, and the fighting stopped at 11 o’clock in the morning. So at 11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year we wear a poppy to think about those men and women. People have a 2 minute silence at 11 o’clock on the 11th November to remember all those people who were hurt or killed during War and also people hold an act of Remembrance. At an act of Remembrance a number of things can happen – poems can be read, so can names, letters, or anything that enables people to remember these people and what they went through.
In school we will hold a one minute silence. As well, on Sunday the 13th November, there is an opportunity for children to represent our school by joining a parade in Southport. Children are invited to walk with people who have served in the army, families of those who have died and many others who want to pay their respects. It would be great to get as many children there as possible. A letter with full details will be sent home with all year 4, 5 & 6 children no later than Friday 4th November.