To mark the centenary of the end of World War I, we have devoted time to learning more about the people from West Bridgford who lost their lives during this conflict. All children in school have made a poppy in memory of the fallen and ‘planted’ them outside on what has become our hill of Remembrance for today.

This morning we held our own Remembrance Service and wore our poppies with pride as we thought about the lives of each name that appears on our local war memorial. Mr Marshall played the Last Post and, after hearing a verse from Laurence Binyon’s poem, ‘For the Fallen’, we observed a minute’s silence.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will remember them.