We Will Remember Them!

Remembrance Day is one of the most significant event in our calendar – bringing the whole school together to pay their respects and give thanks for the immense sacrifices made by our armed forces.

The Royal British Legion has asked that we also remember the special contribution of families, the emergency services and the innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict and acts of terrorism.

Following Welsh Government guidance, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, no public parades were undertaken this year and our traditional commemorations had to take a different approach.

In their respective bubbles, Pupils from Nursery to Year 5 took part in a poppy parade around the yard before ‘planting’ them in a remarkable and touching display.

At the Copa building students have been working on a piece of art that has taken over one wall of the reception. With messages of thanks from pupils such as:

‘Thank you for putting our lives before yours’,

‘Thank you for giving me a future and a life!’ and

‘I will always remember your bravery’.

The whole school observed a minute silence with the Deputy Head Students giving their rendition of ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon, while the Head Student Team journeyed to the Cenotaph to pay their respects and lay a wreath. Before observing a minute silence they gave a thoughtful and touching interpretation of ‘What are we fighting for’ by Brian Moses.

Bringing all the tributes together, a virtual assembly was held for pupils in Enfys. Children from each class contributed with some reading out the poems they had written. The Head Students were joined by members of their cohort in the Army and Air Force Cadets who saluted their respects. The choir contributed with their rendition of ‘Calon Lan’ and everyone stood for the last post and a minute’s silence.

Although a very different day to our usual celebrations, the restrictions seems to add to the poignancy and significance today and the importance of always remembering.