This morning Year 5's assembly gave children an opportunity to reflect again, in Remembrance Week, on the sacrifice of those who have died or were injured in the First World War and subsequent conflicts, including those from other countries who have fought for our country.
All of Year 5 participated, recounting facts about World War One including the scale of the bloodshed and the horrific conditions under which the soldiers had to live and fight.
The short film at the end, recorded as part of the Yr.5 'War Horse' trip to the National Theatre was particularly moving. It showed, in grainy film, our children dressed as soldiers and re-enacting scenes from the trenches like 'going over the top' and facing enemy gunfire. I think I can speak for all the adults present in saying that it left quite an impact.
The 12-15 parents and governors attending joined the children singing Vera Lynn's well-known 'We'll Meet Again' and we ended with prayers.