To mark this special occasion in our national calendar, this week at school, we have been reflecting with the students about Remembrance Day. Here we share some of their activities in art and English lessons, culminating in the fine displays of the work they produced.
Reflection on a national scale marks Remembrance Day and a time when we have the collective opportunity to remember the men and women who gave so much, selflessly and who, in their 100’s of thousands, made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. It might be an older generation of men and women whose reminiscences we hear on this day each year, but so relevant to our young people, for those serving today and the moment to be thankful for the freedoms they fought for in the past and continue to protect today.
Reflecting with the students about Remembrance Day, as part of their art lessons students helped to paint and glaze clay poppies that their art teacher, Cheryl Matthews had made. Cheryl said, “The students did an excellent job and we have made a small display of them on the school fence”. Students photographed their progress through the stages of decorating the poppies and their final display. The weather was a fine sunny November day making the perfect blue sky background.
During the lesson, one of the students created this picture, a drawing with words to depict their response to Remembrance.
In English lessons, teachers Sian and Chloe used poetry to engage students. Their finished display featured work by some of our students around the theme of Remembrance and War Poetry.