Upwell Academy educates children on history of Remembrance Day
Staff at a primary school have taken the initiative to educate their pupils on the history of Remembrance Day, ending in their own service.
Upwell Academy has been busy making artwork, preparing speeches and learning history to get a better understanding of why Remembrance Day is commemorated.
A key theme has been conflict, with staff making sure that the children understand the sacrifices that have been made to allow for a society where they have a choice.
Interim principal Teresa Ellington said: “Remembrance Day at Upwell Academy is a time to teach our children about the reasons and customs connected with the commemoration of Remembrance Day.
“All our staff believe it is important that the children who attend our academy understand that the modern world has been shaped by many events, and one of these is conflict.”
Warrant Officer Morby-Jones shared his involvement in the armed forces and what Remembrance means to him during a service, which Year 5 pupils had prepared a reading for.
All year groups then took a reflective walk to the Upwell war memorial with the officer, academy committee chairperson Val Cook, and academy committee member Raine Thorrold, where they laid the academy’s wreath, handmade by Ms Roberts, before observing a two-minute silence in memory of those who lost their lives.