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Westfield Remembers...

This week we have been thinking about one of our school values in particular - Respect. We have been learning about the significance of the poppy and many of us have worn them throughout the week to show respect to the many, many soldiers who lost their lives in World War I and World War 2. We also thought about others who had given their lives and those in the Army today helping others in need.


Remembrance Day, sometimes known as Armistice Day is always on the 11th November. This is because the First World War ended at 11 o'clock on the 11th November 1918.


On Friday morning we held a very special assembly of Remembrance as a whole school. We all wore our poppies and sat so sensibly as each International Council class representative handed Mr Squires their class wreath. These were displayed on our Cenotaph. At 11 o'clock we held a two-minute silence, an opportunity to be quiet and reflect on the brave acts of those so that we can live in freedom today. Thank you to all of you for showing respect.


Can you remember why poppies are the symbol of Remembrance?