The children explored the history of Remembrance Day today. They have understood the origin of the poppy as a symbol of sacrifice, hope and remembrance. We have discussed world war and modern conflict, during which they asked insightful and sensitive questions. In the afternoon they explored the local links to world war and remembrance through the Wroxall monument. Each child researched the story of a local named on the monument and their journey. Myself and Mrs Green were extremely proud of the children as they produced some extremely thoughtful and poignant poetry based on the original Flanders Fields work. We then walked to the memorial and those that wished to read their verses aloud in honour of those named. Today especially, I am a very proud teacher of very thoughtful, connected and creative students. We will remember…always.
A great day of Roald Dahl based fun! Excellent efforts from all involved another day to be a proud Brandy class teacher!