Every pupil in Junior & Senior Prep at St Francis, has made a ceramic Poppy to mark the WW1 Centenary, a selection are on display at the entrance to St Francis.
Children from Pre-Prep held their own Service of Remembrance and visited Pewsey War Memorial this week, to find out the names of local soldiers who fell in the Great War. Each child chose the name of a soldier to create a Remembrance Poppy for them for the Pre-Prep Act of Remembrance in school.
The whole school will be ‘Remembering’ the Great War tomorrow, with a special activity day. The timetable will be suspended and the day will begin with assembly of pupils, where they will be ‘Conscripted and Deployed as Troops into Regiments’.
Each regiment of mixed age groups, will then take part in a rotation of activities which will include;
- Army Drill Training
- Creating WW1 Posters
- Target Practice
- Creating Poppy Wreaths
- Creating Regiment Logos
- Creating a Flanders Field collage display
- Heroes – creating a picture of a soldier and writing about what a hero is
- Medals – creating a medal and deciding what qualities it should be awarded for
- Rocket Making and Launching
- Improvising on enlisting (drama)
- Focus on Japan & China
- Cooking WW1 recipes
CHURCH SERVICE : The day will end with a School Armistice Centenary Remembrance Service for pupils, staff and parents in the afternoon at St John the Baptist Church in Pewsey, led by The Reverend Jennifer Totney.
Headmaster MrSibson says, ‘In order to engage pupils in the Centenary Commemoration and to underline the importance of this significant historical event, we are running a series of events from which the children will learn the implications, consequences and outcomes of WW1 from spiritual, moral, social and cultural perspectives. The activities, will be lots of fun as well as educational and will be run as part of our CLICK programme, promoting the following core skills in pupils; Collaboration, Leadership, Independence, Communication & Kindness. It’s going to be a very special day.’