We don’t use the word ‘Remembrance’ often, unlike the verb ‘remember’. The verb is often used in personal circumstances, “I remember when” or “we remember when”. Remembrance is the act of remembering and at Stoneygate this week, as a school, we have thought about soldiers and families affected by wars, both recent and in the past.
Year 2 pupils delivered a moving assembly on Thursday. They described why people wear poppies and explained their symbolism. They also spoke (very clearly) about past and present wars.
As a school community we all gathered in the stables today to mark Armistice Day. In the shelter of the stables there is a special memorial plaque naming those pupils of Stoneygate who died whilst serving their country. The pupils stood in silence for two minutes at eleven o’clock before listening to ‘The Last Post’. We said a prayer as Siddharth and Beatrice laid a wreath on the memorial.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”