|Julia Burnett performs at the event|
Mr. West welcomed parishioners, parents, Governors, past staff and pupils and the current children.
He spoke about how the educational focus for this term was the First World War, and how this is enhancing our whole school curriculum. Our teachers have planned visits to the
Imperial War Museum, to take part in workshops about life in the trenches and to the ven at this early stage in the new academic year, children are very
excited by studying and understanding this important event in our history. Tower of London; and e
Miss Gardener, who had organised the event, spoke about the community and the importance of similar gatherings at special times in a Nation’s history. In August/September 1914 the Country sent its young troops off with a heavy heart, but also with rousing cheer, expecting the war to be “over by Christmas”. Year 6 - who hosted the event - met, greeted and seated guests. They then served cake and trifle, with copious cups of tea.
Entertainment followed as we sang popular songs from the First World War such as ‘It’s along Way to Tipperary’, ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning ‘and ‘Pack up your Troubles.’
Then Julia Burnett, a professional performer, gave a monologue about the stars of Music Hall. This was followed by many songs still familiar today which we all sang together.
We closed with a prayer.