Remembrance Day Assembly

 

I am sure you have all seen the beautiful display of poppies at the front of the school. Thanks to a wonderful team of hardworking parents, each child made at least one poppy for our Remembrance Day Assembly. We were really pleased that so many parents, carers, friends and family were able to join us on this important occasion and hope that you felt as moved as we did when the children sang and spoke about the brave soldiers who fought for our country. We also enjoyed the reading of a poem and some beautiful bell ringing from our Year 6 children, led by Mrs Dyson, which really set the tone for our assembly. It was a very special afternoon to mark a very special event in history.

 

I have received many emails for members of the public and passers-by who have commented on the beauty of the display. Many have said how pleasing it is that our school has committed to remembering the bravery of all soldiers and to ensuring such a key moment in history is remembered, learnt from and commemorated by all members of our school community.

 

Thank you also to Yardley Arts, who provided the silhouette of the soldier that accompanies the poppy display. We are very pleased to be working with Yardley Arts to enhance the art provision for children in the school. Last week, all of the Key Stage Two children had the opportunity to learn some observational drawing skills using the Yardley Arts facilities and expertise. The resulting work and exhibition were very impressive and it was lovely to see so many parents as they opened their doors on Thursday morning.

 

Thank you to all of you who called in for ‘Cake and Catch Up’ on Friday and to support the FOYs second hand book sale. It was great to talk to you and hear you views. We will hold another one after Christmas but, in the meantime, please remember ‘my door is always open’ and I would love to hear from you!