On Thursday 11th November at 11.00 am we remembered the fallen whose sacrifices have given us the freedom we enjoy today with a one minute silence in all the the classes, while representatives from Y6 laid a wreath by the WWI soldier silhouette in the new flower bed in King Edward Avenue. We usually buy a wreath from the British Legion but this year we recycled plastic bottles into poppies to create our own wreath, and are giving the British Legion the money we would have paid for their wreath, along with the rest of our contributions. Mr Radford played the last post on his cornet in a short, and socially distanced, but still moving ceremony.
Later in the day; to avoid any crowds, we took more Y6 children down to the war memorial in Grays town centre to lay a second wreath there where we would usually take part in a service.
We sold poppies outside school at the end of the day and raised £169.99 for the British Legion Poppy Appeal.