Littleton Green Community School reflected on armistice day, remembering the sacrifices of personnel from the armed forces. through the medium of poetry, art, and crafts.
On Sunday 12th November, pupils joined together, with Huntington Parish Council, for a special Remembrance Day service. The Parish approached the school in September, to ask if they would like to come together, to commemorate local war veterans, by holding a poetry and poster competition, before finally selecting 20 pupils to participate in the service.
The service was hosted by war veteran, Lee Davies, and opened with the proud Y6 poetry winner Harriet, followed by Archie from Y4. Pupils then went on to read 20 names of fallen soldiers from Huntington, before planting crosses to remember them by, a tradition they plan to continue together.
The children’s poetry and posters can be viewed around the outside of the memorial garden, inspired by the literacy lead, Miss Arrowsmith together with staff whose task was to capture people’s thoughts, feelings and emotions, taking their inspiration from famous war poets Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen. Alongside posters created by KS1, who took inspiration from a powerful animation following a young rabbit through poppy fields.
Pupil continued to mark their respects throughout the week with extracurricular activities from Mrs Whitehouse and Mrs Caufield at lunchtime and forest schools.
Finally, they celebrated the children’s achievements with a special ‘PURPLE’ assembly, held by Mrs Thorneycroft, where pupils received ‘Waterstones’ book vouchers kindly donated by the Parish to signify their efforts.
Littleton Green will be back in the memorial garden on Friday, December 1st to hang tree decorations they are currently making and assist with Huntington Light Switch on, where the school choir are set to entertain!