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Remembrance 2022

Remembrance Day 2022

Today the whole school came together for our service of remembrance. The children all made a poppy which we used as a focal point for prayer, lead by our Spirituality Team. We looked at who and why we remember, including the significance of the poppy and other flowers such as the marigold. Together we observed the 2 minute silence at 11am, listening to the last post and the traditional words of the poem "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon. Year 5/6 performed another powerful poem written by Brian Moses called "What are we fighting for". 

Our worship was concluded with a beautiful prayer written by Scarlett.


Spirituality Team prayer:

Look at your poppy in your hand


Poppies are bright and cheerful flowers: say thank you to God for the lives of those who have died in war, remembering all the joy they brought to families and friends, and all the good things they did for their home and their country.


Then look at the red petals: red reminds us of danger and harm. Ask God to be close to those who are still facing danger each day, to give courage to the armed forces, and compassion to all who help others.


Place your whole hand over the poppy: poppies are also fragile and need to be handled gently. God cares for those who are hurting and those who are sad. Ask God to comfort all who are grieving the loss of someone they love.


Finally place a finger on the centre of the poppy: ask God to help you play your part in working for peace in the world.