19th Jan, 2021

Himbleton First School and Nursery holding a week of Remembrance events ahead of the Armistice centenary

A WEEK of Remembrance events are being held at Himbleton First School and Nursery in the run up to the centenary of Armistice Day on Sunday, November 11.

Colonel Dickie Head visited and spoke to all the children about the poppy, its symbolisation and what Remembrance meant to a soldier. He tailored his talks for each year group from the nursery to the nine and ten-year-olds in year five.

Colonel Head joined the head boy and head girl to dedicate a glass poppy bird bath to the community garden and other activities included making clay poppies.

The visit was co-ordinated by the early years’ lead teacher Suzie Wallis.

She said: “Colonel Head was brilliant with the children and to have someone come in who was in the armed forces brought it all to life.

“They asked some really poignant questions and were a credit to the younger generation within our community.”

On Friday there will be a special service which will be led by Russell Dalton, the chief operating officer of the Diocese of Worcester.

There will be a two-minute silence and the ten names on the Himbleton Roll of Honour will be read out.

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