King's Hawford

11 November

Remembrance Day at King’s Hawford

This year’s Remembrance Day (11th November) saw our whole school get together to honour and reflect upon the service and sacrifice of brave soldiers, sailors and airmen made for our country in the World Wars.

The day started off with a special, recorded  Remembrance Day assembly prior to a moment of silence to show our respects. The assembly included some wonderful readings and videos, including a recent trip a number of Year 6 pupils made to St Andrew Churchyard in Ombersley to visit the seven Commonwealth war graves where local service men are buried.

The children researched each of the seven men (World War 1: Alfred Passey, Joseph Weston, R. T. Knight, Joseph Butler, Harry Farmer; World War 2: Percy H. Jones and John Silvester) and spoke about what they found out about their families, careers and history. The assembly also featured the Last Post being played by some of our children.

We also got our whole school together (in our socially distanced, year group bubbles) on the sports field near The Mound to pay our respects for the Armed Forces and The Royal British Legion. To show our support for the wonderful work the charity does as part of The Poppy Appeal to raise money for the families of those who have lost their lives or been injured in service, we asked our children to bring in contributions. Poppies will be available to buy from school for the rest of  the week.

We will never forget the scarifies the Armed Forces made for us to protect our country and honouring them in this way, together as a school, was an inspiring sight to see.