On Tuesday, 11th November all the pupils at Avon House took part in a special day to commemorate 100 years since the start of World War I. The day started poignantly with Assembly led by Year 6. Zaynah played the last post on the saxophone as the whole school and parents stood to remember the fallen. Singing and readings formed the main part of the assembly and the names of those who died that lived on The Monkhams Estate were read out.
At 11.00 am the whole school stood together in the playground in the shape of a poppy to share in the nation’s 2 minutes silence. A small memorial garden has been set up and each class laid their wreaths.
Stew and dumplings followed by treacle tart and custard was served at lunchtime – a real war time meal.
The day ended with a silent football match as a demonstration of peace that was expressed nearly 100 years previously.
A moving day and I hope the pupils will take much from this time as we remember them.