Abbey Catholic Primary School
Abbey Catholic Primary School

105 years since the end of the First World War. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th Month the guns fell silent on the Western Front to bring an end to the fighting. Our nation and commonwealth has recalled that moment of remembrance for decades. This year is no different.

On Friday 10th November, we gathered together to pay our respects to all those brave soldiers with a service including two minutes of silence, readings, prayers and the national anthem.

As part of our learning, each year group have studied and democratically voted for the memorial they would like to dedicate their poppy wreaths to. These have then been placed at the National Memorial Arboretum by our school counsellors. The memorial they chose are as follows: The Nursing Memorial; The Christmas Truce Memorial; The War Widows’ Memorial; The Women’s Royal Air Force; The Poppy Memorial and The UK Police Memorial.

John Maxwell Edmonds wrote in Remembrance of our soldiers: ‘When you go home, tell them of us and say, ‘For your tomorrow, we gave our today.’’

We must never forget this.

See a video of our service on X/Twitter