As always at Ellel St. John’s, we wanted to mark Remembrance Day in a number of special ways, remembering all those who have given their lives for our future.
At 11 o’clock we congregated at the memorial at St. John’s Church and two children from each class laid a wreath. Every child in school made an individual poppy for each class wreath.
We observed a two minute silence and shared in prayer, poetry and song. It was a pleasure to be joined by residents from Hillcroft House.
We were also joined for the entire day by Peter, the curator at Lancaster Museum. He spent time with Oak and Sycamore Class and spoke to our visitors during the afternoon. It was wonderful to have him with us and we sincerely thank him for his time, knowledge and sensitivity.
In the afternoon, school hosted a special service of remembrance where each class sang a war song and Oak Class recited war poetry. The audience really enjoyed joining in with the songs they knew.
We served hot drinks and poppy cakes made by the children in school.
It was wonderful for the community to come together in such a special service of remembrance. Thank you to all those who came along and joined us in school.