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November 11th 2018 marked 100 years since the end of the First World War. Since the centenary of the start of the war in 2014 Y6 children at Woodside have added learning about WWI to their existing programme of work on WWII. Children made poppies from recycled material which are displayed on the willow tree at the front of the school. These were joined by poppy crosses inscribed with the name of a local serviceman who died in the conflict. The school council led an assembly on the background to remembrance and presented a wreath and more poppy crosses at Grays War Memorial, on remembrance day itself while the school held its own ceremony with 2 minute silence and the last post played by Mr Radfford the Friday before. The KS choir gave a moving performance of First World War songs at The Great War Years, an illustrated lecture, at Thameside Theatre on Wednesday 14th November where they were all given a copy of Memories of the Great War, a new compilation of local memories, by the Mayor of Thurrock.