Stratford St Mary School Remembers

On Monday 12th November all the children walked down to the church. Whilst there, we saw the the amazing displays which commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the ending of World War 1; we also saw the nine ‘There but not there’ soldiers sitting in the pews. The children read about the 9 brave men who lost their lives during World War 1 and saw a trench coat which would have been worn during the conflict. Reverend Rosalind said a prayer before we listened to the Last Post – played by Mr Abbott; everyone then sat silent for 1 minute.  Before walking back to school, the children had the opportunity to look at the memorial outside the church and see the gravestone of one of the soldiers from our village who died 2 days before the end of the war.

It was a very moving experience, but one where all the children showed a huge amount of respect.

Thank you to all involved in making the church look so beautiful for this important centenary.




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