Pupils’ poppy day commemorations

LEST WE FORGET: Pupils from St Bede's RC Primary School and Columbia Grange School, Washington, who took part in a special remembrance assembly at St Bede's.
LEST WE FORGET: Pupils from St Bede's RC Primary School and Columbia Grange School, Washington, who took part in a special remembrance assembly at St Bede's.
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PUPILS at a city school held their own special remembrance service to honour those who have lost their life for their country.

The youngsters at St Bede’s RC Primary School in Washington staged a special assembly, complete with a giant poppy made of handprints, in honour of Remembrance Day.

June Ainsley, a teaching assistant at the Hampshire Place school, said the children have been working with people from the Royal British Legion, learning about the conflicts and the importance of honouring those who have fought for Britain.

June said: “The children have made poppy wreaths and have created a large poppy out of hand prints and they have also made a huge collage out of poppies.”

She said the assembly gave the Year 3 children the chance to talk to the rest of the school about what they had learned, and youngsters from nearby Usworth Grange Primary School, who had also been working with the Royal British Legion, were invited along to enjoy the assembly.

As well as learning about previous wars and remembering those who had lost their lives, the children also had the chance to think about soldiers today who are still putting their own lives on the line in modern conflicts.