Many thanks to our pupils, staff, governors, parents and members of the local community who helped us commemorate Armistice day on Friday the 11th of November. The event was well attended and really highlighted the significance of this event on our local community.
For us as a school remembrance is not just a two minutes silence on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For us it is a culmination of a series of activities which get our pupils thinking about the sacrifice others have made for our freedom. We regard freedom as a fundamental British value and as a school we carry out a range of work to allow our pupils to know as much about this as possible.
Remembrance is part of our assembly timetable. Pupils learn about Armistice day as a whole school. This is linked to historical conflicts such as world war one and world war two, but also to modern conflicts. Our work on remembrance is also linked to our work supporting the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of a Child. Within this we discuss Article 22: the rights of refugees and Article 38: the right to be protected from war. This work is then supported in class so that our pupils can understand, at their level, the issues they see and hear people talking about.
Many thanks to everyone who attended our remembrance service and thank you for making it such a thoughtful and reflective occasion.