Children at Chilton Primary School pay respects for Armistice Day

Some youngsters wore Brownies/Scouts uniforms

Remembrance for children at Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate was marked with respect and quiet reflection.

Girls and boys were invited to wear their service uniforms into school for the day and the smart turn out included members of local Rainbows, Brownies, Beavers, Brownies, Scouts and Guides.

Pupils from the youngest to the most senior groups joined staff to observe the two minute silence at 11am to mark Armistice Day, November 11.

Head of School Kate Law said: “The whole staff and I are so proud of the way all of our boys and girls showed respect and behaved beautifully to mark the silence at 11am with millions of others around the UK.”

Pupils explored the significance of the armistice day and remembrance Sunday anniversaries, the meaning behind wearing poppies, as well as doing creative work around the theme; older children tied it in with their World War 2 topic work including specific text reading and writing.

Mrs Law added: “Chilton’s response of respect and dignity was once again a fitting tribute in our own small way to those who gave so much so selflessly in very difficult and dangerous times.

“We shared in our thoughts and prayers for those who fought for their country in the past, for those in the armed services and in peace-keeping around the world, and for those people still affected by, and fighting in, conflicts across the continents.

“Remembrance is an important part of our social history and heritage, and it is crucial that our children learn about it and share in the commemoration.”