5th Aug, 2020

Pupils at Woodrow First School observe two minute silence

PUPILS at Woodrow First School observed an impeccable two minutes silence to mark 100th years of the guns falling silent on the Western Front.

The Remembrance Service, held last Friday, brought the entire school and many parents out into the school grounds where pupils read poems, gave readings and presented the wreaths they had made.

There headteacher Richard Kiernan explained why Remembrance Sunday was so important and why the poppy became the symbol of remembrance.

The names of local soldiers who had fought and died in the war were also read out before children from Year 4 read out the famous lines of Laurence Binyon’s Poem ‘For the Fallen’:

“They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.”

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