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Thinking of Others

Armistice Day

Year 6 attended our usual small service at Brightwalton War Memorial to mark Armistice Day, taking on responsibility for reciting the poem 'In Flanders Fields' and reading the ‘Ode to the Fallen’ and the ‘Kohima Epitaph’. Reverend Miri Keen led the service for the school and the villagers who joined us; Ollie played ‘The Last Post’. The children laid a wreath thanking our Armed Services, along with other attendees. 

The other children and staff held a short act of remembrance in the school hall, singing 'I the Lord of Sea and Sky', before holding a minute’s silence together in a circle. We also raised nearly £275 for the British Legion Poppy Appeal through our sales of poppies, wristbands, key rings and zip tags.


We celebrated Harvest in All Saints Church, expressing thanks for all that we have and remembering those who do not have enough food. Below is some of the food our families donated to the local charity 'Loose Ends', who provide hot meals for homeless people in Newbury.