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Poppy tribute at Clifton-upon-Dunsmore
15/11/18

Clifton-upon-Dunsmore CofE Primary School remembered fallen soldiers this week with a service culminating in a large scale poppy tribute.

The school welcomed staff, students and guests to join them in a service of remembrance held on Monday 12th November, which ended with the children forming a giant poppy visible from the sky.

The service included singing, art and poetry readings in both English and German, including 'Flanders Field' and poems written by the children for the occasion. The names of the fallen soldiers from the village were shared before students joined hands around the entire school perimeter, passing poppies and messages of peace to one another.

Guests included Peter Everett, who recounted his experiences as a primary school child during WWII and Henry, a young burger from Crescent School who played the Last Post and Reverie to begin and end the observance of a two minute silence.

Headteacher, Lisa Bernard said:

"Our service today helped us all to remember the sacrifice made by so many who fought valiantly to bring peace to the world"

The children plan to lay the messages of peace from the service at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer in France during their residential trip next year.