Children, staff and families at Anthony Curton Primary and Tilney All Saints Primary hold services to remember and honour those affected by war
PUBLISHED: 16:43 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:43 10 November 2017
Children, staff and families from the partner schools of Anthony Curton Primary, Walpole St Peter, and Tilney All Saints Primary, held simultaneous services to remember and honour those who died, or whose lives were devastated, due to wars since 1914 to the present day.
Children from Anthony Curton read prayers and poems, and laid a wreath, made by children at the after school club, at the war memorial in the churchyard of Walpole St Peter Church.
The Last Post was played by staff member Bill White, and a two-minute silence was observed. The service was attended by Reverend Barbara Burton.
At the same time, children at Tilney All Saints Primary School held a service at Tilney All Saints Church, where they were also joined by family and community members, including a serving airman from RAF Marham. They also laid a wreath made by Anthony Curton’s after school club, and read prayers and poems.
Sarah Marsh, high level teaching assistant at Anthony Curton, played the Last Post.
Reverend Martin Dale attended the service and there was a two-minute silence.
Anne Senior, executive head teacher of both schools, said: “It is extremely important that our young children understand the impact that war has on the lives of everyone – not only the soldiers who see action.
“We are so proud at the genuine empathy our children displayed, and the respect they demonstrated at the services.
“One of our Year 6 children at Anthony Curton, proudly wore his great-grandfather’s war medal.”