Our weekly theme this week is ‘Remembrance.’ On Sunday 11 November 2018, it is 100 years since the end of World War 1 and it is only right and proper that we remember those that lost their lives. Yesterday, we had a World War 1 presentation by Marcus from Creative Education UK. It was an opportunity to bring WWI to life for the children and help them understand why we remember. The WWI show was immersive by getting children involved with costumes, props, and the narrative of the story with songs, music, and effects to help them imagine what it was like to be a soldier in the trenches. The show balanced a fun, energetic and engaging approach with an appropriate respect and sensitivity for the subject and was a great way to start our week of Remembrance.
Throughout the week, the children will be making stain glass window poppies, painting poppies and writing poetry to remember those that lost their lives. On Friday, some of the School Council will be taking part in a ceremony and respectfully laying a wreath at the cenotaph in Totton. Some of our home made poppies will be on display in Totton library later in the week.
To those that courageously gave their lives
And those who bravely fight today