On Thursday, at 11am, our playground fell silent as the whole school gathered together. As a Year 3 said, “we are remembering those who died to protect our country!”
Our House Captains read the famous poem, ‘For the Fallen’.
They shall grow not 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.
We held our 2 minute silence then listened to the Last Post being played. The children were extremely respectful and from Nursery to Year 6 stood still and silent. Holding our Remembrance Assembly on our usually noisy playground at the same time that WWI ended was very poignant .On Remembrance Sunday, there will be a national memorial service at the Cenotaph attended by members of the Royal Family and MPs. I also know many of the children from Chambersbury School will be marching in uniforms and taking part in local Remembrance Parades. I spoke in our service about how we can all be thankful for those who made the ultimate sacrifice and to everyone who is currently servicing in our armed forces.