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This is a nurturing environment where children, staff, parents and governors know each other and share a common understanding of the School’s purpose – to ‘aim high’ and through shared understanding of Gospel values, ensure that the potential of every child is fully achieved. Our children are happy, sociable, well-behaved and value our diversity, which enriches everything we do. We are recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the local authority and are confident this will be endorsed at our next Ofsted inspection.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Year 5 Remembrance Assembly

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.
Robert Sheppard