Remembrance 2023

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 

At the going down of the sun and in the morning 

We will remember them.”

This Saturday is Remembrance Day. At Central Walker Church of England Primary School, we will be holding a commemorative worship on 9th November, led by 3LK, as well as a our whole school Shine Worship on 10th November to pay our respects and remind our pupils about the significance of this day. Our word of the week has been ‘Sacrifice’ and children across school have been reflecting on what this means during their daily act of worship.

We have been remembering those people involved in war and conflict and also spent time reflecting and thinking about the past generations of people like our grandparents and great-grandparents and the sacrifices they have made for us.

Every class across school has created a piece of artwork to represent remembrance and we have created a whole school display which is being revealed during Friday’s worship.

Remembrance Day, which is the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War, takes place on the 11th of November since 1918. A two minute silence will be held at 11AM in honour of those who sacrificed their lives on our behalf.

This year marks the 115 years since the armistice was signed. Thousands will gather at the Cenotaph in London for the National Service of Remembrance in Whitehall alongside hundreds of service men and women.  

We believe that teaching the importance of remembrance day and the history behind it is essential for our pupils and our community, and we are proud of our pupils for demonstrating their respect during commemorations.