OnFriday 9th November all 165 children from Catcott Primary School assembled at the war memorial in Catcott village to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Children from Year 6 led the service, which was joined by members of the local community as well, by reading the poems ‘In Flanders Fields’ and ‘They Shall Not Grow Old.’ Once these poems had been shared, the children all joined in a two-minute silence, after which Year 6 lead a group prayer.
‘I was extremely proud of all the children, and especially Year 6,’ said Mr. Axten-Higgs, the Headteacher of Catcott Primary School. “It is important that we encourage our young children to engage with Remembrance, so that they can begin to learn the importance of understanding the lessons of the past.’
In addition to the act of remembrance itself, Year 6 children have been collecting money for the Royal British Legion’s National Poppy Appeal. They raised an impressive £190 towards the village total of £1000, which they are very proud of.