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WWI Commemoration Event at Chalk Ridge Primary School

This November, on Remembrance Day, it will be 100 years since the end of World War 1.

We would like to commemorate this event at Chalk Ridge with a Remembrance Service on Thursday 8th November and, as part of this, we would like to invite each member of the school to make a poppy. The design and how this poppy is made is totally up to you. It could be made from fabric, paper, a painted one or one produced using technology. If you would like a paper poppy to decorate at home, your child can collect one from their class teacher on request. The poppies can be very simple, the aim is just to contribute to our Remembrance so we would be very grateful if as many children as possible could complete a poppy. Poppies can be brought into school between Monday the 5th November and Wednesday the 7th November.

The poppies will be displayed on our Wall of Remembrance in the school hall. Straight after school on Thursday the 8th of November, we will open up the hall doors and will provide 20 minutes of quiet time during which parents, carers or anyone collecting children from school on that day may come and look at the poppies and pay their respects if they wish.

As part of our service, we will be showing images of soldiers, nurses, civilians and others who lost their lives during World War 1. If you know of a relative who was involved in World War 1, whether they were fortunate enough to survive the conflict or not and you would be happy for us to include their name in our act of Remembrance, then please send their name into school with the poppy and it will be read out during the assembly. If you have a photograph of this relative, if you are able to send a digital copy to the school’s email address, we would love to include their photograph in our slide show during our 2 minutes of silence.