Today was Remembrance Day. At 11am on the 11th of November in 1918 the fighting stopped in World War One. This ended four years of continuous fighting where millions of people lost their lives. Every year we pause with a minute’s silence to pay tribute to people of history who fought for the freedom of future generations. They fought for our future.
While 1918 seems like a very long time ago especially for Primary aged children. ‘Remembering’ sacrifices made in past wars is something that is very difficult for our kids. Which is why we spend a lot of time to provide children with learning experiences that aim to provide them an insight into past events and instill a gratitude for many of the things that we enjoy and potentially take for granted in modern life.
We commemorated Remembrance day with a public address over the schools announcement system. This address included some heart felt works from Abigail and Khadija (Year 6), the Last Post and a minutes silence. Many classes made poppies and completed classroom activities related to Remembrance Day.
We would love for people to share comments below on what they feel grateful for. It is in having gratitude for the present that we can pay a great tribute to the people who have come before us and sacrificed so much.
Lest we forget.