Remembrance marked by pupils and staff at Garlinge Primary School and Nursery

Remembrance has been marked by Garlinge pupils and staff

Pupils and staff at Garlinge Primary School and Nursery took part in the annual commemoration of Armistice Day today (November 10).

During the week, the children and staff were able to purchase poppies and Remembrance merchandise, raising £365.

The whole school gathered for a special Remembrance Assembly where Head Boy, Michuki and Deputy Head boy, Khaliq, read the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’.

This was followed by the poem, ‘For the Fallen’ which was read by Head Girl, Elleanor, and Deputy Head Girl, Brooke. This led into a very touching playing of The Last Post by Mr Shephard, and a perfectly observed two minutes silence.

Following this, the Head Boy and Girl, along with their Deputies who read in the assembly, accompanied Head of School Mrs Northrop and History Lead Mrs Greenfield to the War Memorials in Westgate and St James’ Church, Garlinge, where wreaths were laid on behalf of the school community, thanking people for their sacrifice.

Mrs Northrop said: “We always spend time remembering the sacrifices of those who have gone to war, and it closely aligns with our school value of Respect. Our pupils also understand this sacrifice and we are proud to lay wreaths each year to mark this.”

Mrs Greenfield added: “It makes us extremely proud that we can reflect and honour those who have fought for our country and sacrificed their lives. Our children and staff feel humbled to be able to contribute in helping the members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, and their families.”


  1. Full marks to Garlinge school , the teaching staff and the pupils. Remembering and understanding British history in a respectful and factual way is important and relevant.

  2. Absolutely agree with your comments Ms. Pink and Ton👍🏻
    I so dislike the lack of respect for our nation’s culture displayed or not, as the case may be in our society now. Disgraceful would be an under statement.

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