Greyfriars Remembers


Every year, the whole school gathers in the hall to hold a solemn 2 minutes silence for the Armistice.  This year, the Armistice fell on a Sunday, and was 100 years since the end of World War I.  As such, the school decided to hold their commemorations on Monday 12th November.

This year, we had a short piece of drama to demonstrate the effects of war, we sang “Keep the Home Fires Burning” and then we had the Last Post, the silence, and the Reveille, the latter being played by Mrs Stanley on her cornet.  We had put a lot of effort into decorating the hall, with every class making at least 100 poppies, and the 5/6 classes producing a beautiful backdrop.  We even had our own “There but not there” silhouettes at the windows.  We were fortunate to have representation from RAF Marham, the Royal British Legion, and a local veteran and his wife were also able to join us.  It was a very special and moving assembly that will certainly stay in the hearts of the adults, and in the memories of the children for a long, long time.

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