Minster and Monkton primary pupils attend Remembrance service at Spitfire and Hurricane Museum

Children from both schools attended the service at the museum in Manston

Pupils from the choirs at Minster C of E Primary and Monkton C of E Primary came together yesterday (November 10) to commemorate Remembrance Day and pay their respects to the brave men and women who have fought to protect us and others around the world.

The ceremony was held at The Spitfire and Hurricane Museum in Manston and was organised by Mrs McCoy, EYFS teacher and Choir Lead, at Minster. During the ceremony, the children sang songs and read poems as well as explaining to the congregation why we hold Remembrance Day.

Mrs McCoy said: “It was lovely for the children of Minster and Monkton schools to come together and remember the vital contribution of so many in the armed service at this time. We are proud to be able to work closely with the museum and pay our respects in this way.”

Before the service began, children from both schools laid a wreath at the war memorial. Ella, from Monkton said: “When I laid the wreath down, I felt grateful that soldiers have given their lives to save our country.”

Mr Marston, Head of School at Monkton, said: “During the week, the children have been immersed in their learning and understanding why we have Remembrance Day every year. We have also been to our local church for an incredibly poignant service where the children sang and listened to stories from Canon Gausden, who led the service.

“The service at The Spitfire Museum was also a great occasion against a very ‘real’ backdrop.  We can never do enough to justify what our brave soldiers and families have gone through but we have made sure that our children will never forget.”