November 13th, 2020
Sunday 8th November was Remembrance Sunday.
In 10/11A we watched people at the Cenotaph in London laying poppy wreaths to remember people that died in the first world war and other wars since.
We found out that the First World War was a terrible time and millions of people died in very bad conditions in France. The poppy flower was the first flower to start growing on the battlefields and became the symbol of the war. It is still the symbol today.
We found out that a two minutes silence is held across the country at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month each year ( 11:11:11) and is the exact time that peace was declared at the end of the First World War.
We listened to the poem ’In Flanders Fields’ written by John McRae –a Canadian doctor who was on the battlefields in 1914.
Just before 11am the whole school was out on the field. We all stopped and were silent for two minutes at 11o’clock.
Back in the classroom we heard a poem written by Charlie in Yr13 and then listened to the Last Post being played by a bugler from the Royal Marines.
In 10/11A we made clay poppies. They will be displayed in Dragon.