Every year, armistice day is a very important time in our school calendar. Within history learning, our Y2 pupils learn about poppy day and all it symbolises, looking at the first armistice day, 100 years ago this year.
Building on this prior knowledge, our Y6 pupils look closer at a proud part of County Durham heritage, the regiment of the Durham Light Infantry. They learn about a few key characters and events from the world-renowned DLI, and lead our remembrance day assembly in school.
This year, we were delighted to welcome Rev. Tony Holden, West Rainton’s new priest, who came to lead our children in prayer.
We then went along to Springfield Lodge and the village memorial, to show our respect for the older generation and those who gave so much for our freedom.
‘When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today.’