This year’s Remembrance tribute is a celebration of the lives of the young men who died in the First World War. We have a memorial board in our hall to those who lost their lives and were pupils at this school. They were only young men when they died, never making it back to their families in Mill End.
In our memorial garden we symbolically put these young men back into the community they left and made them part of Mill End again by hanging their decorated names up, taking them out from our school hall and into the fresh air.
We decorated their names with vibrant colours and patterns, linking them back to life not forever only remembered for their tragic ends. We thank each and every one of those brave young men who died for our freedom.
After gathering in the front playground, we sang our song 'We Will Remember'. Members of Y6 then read about our tribute and afterwards we had a poem by the American writer and poet, Emily Dickinson, recited .
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I’ve heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest sea,
Yet never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
After this we had the names of all the soldiers read out whilst classes hung their tributes on the fence. It was a lovely service and thank you to those from our community who joined us.