St Nicholas at Wade primary pupils create wreaths for Remembrance

Remembrance at St Nicholas at Wade Church of England Primary School

Wreaths have been made and displayed by caring children at St Nicholas at Wade Church of England Primary School.

Pupils each designed individual poppies that were constructed into class wreaths and formally presented during the collective worship Remembrance gathering.

Each wreath is unique and they now form a colourful and poignant display in the main reception foyer.

Head Teacher Taralee Kennedy said pupils and staff proudly observed the significance of the solemn and reflective anniversary.

She said: “The whole school observed two minute’s silence at 11am. Our infants watched the ‘poppies video’ – a two-minute long animation by BBC’s CBeebies that shows The Great War experienced by the animal inhabitants of a World War 1 battlefield

“It depicts the meaning of remembrance in a sensitive and appropriate way and helps the children to understand the meaning of the silence.”

Meanwhile, the school’s Year 6 children sold poppies, snap bands and other poppy paraphernalia at the main entrance gates to help raise funds for the Royal British Legion.

Children in Sea Scouts, Scouts, Brownies, Cubs, and Rainbows proudly wore their uniforms in to school.

Mrs Kennedy added: “We celebrated and commemorated the anniversary of Remembrance in a respectful manner that engaged our girls and boys – it was a meaningful moment in our school year that we will always remember.”

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