Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
On Monday 11th November, the whole school gathered with members of the Parish Council on the Green in front of the War Memorial.
Mrs Robinson firstly gave the following speech – written by Mrs Keel:
On the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh minute, World War One ended.
We remember with thanksgiving and sorrow those whose lives have been given and taken away because of war. We want to say thank you for their commitment and dedication – that they were prepared to leave their friends and families to protect others.
We also want to say thank you to the unseen heroes; the wives and children, the mums and dads, the grandmas and grandads who were left to look after the homes and take on the jobs that the men had done.
Thank you for our freedom.
After this, two Y6 children had their ‘letters from the trench’ read out by the Y6 teachers.
The children then held a respectful minute’s silence and two wreaths were laid on the memorial – one from the Parish Council and one from Y6.
Finally, we prayed:
Father, thank you for life. Thank you for people. Thank you for all the races of the world. You made us different shapes, sizes and colours – each with a language and culture of our own. Although we are so different, yet we are the same. We are all human beings. We share the same needs, desires, hopes and hurts. Thank you Lord that whatever our race or colour we are all your creation and you love us. Help us to love each other.
In Jesus’ name – Amen.