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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

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Remembrance Day Assembly

On Tuesday, the Year 6 classes organised and ran a Remembrance Day assembly at school.

We opened the assembly by laying some pupil-made poppy reefs at the front of the hall to symbolise our remembrance of those who fought for our country.

Then both Doves and Bullfinches got together and read out a poem that we memorised. The poem is by John McCrae called, “In Flanders Fields”.

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.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

        In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

    The torch; be yours to hold it high.

    If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

        In Flanders fields.

Then Opal from Bullfinches came and told us the significance of the poem, while Valentine came up and spoke about the Unknown Soldier memorial and what that means about war in general.

Finally Opal closed with a moment of silence and explained why we do such a thing. During these speeches, Isla and Haardik presented a wonderful PowerPoint with powerful imagery that suited each speech.

Mr Smit and Mr Gagnon are extremely proud of the hard work that the Year 6s put into the assembly.

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