Today Heathfield Knoll School remembers those who have died or been injured in conflicts around the world.
Pupils and staff at HKS think about past pupils of Sebright School who fell in the wars. 37 pupils lost their lives in WW1 and 28 pupils in WW2, Falklands and Gulf Wars.
It may be a surprise to note that since 1945, British forces have been involved in 28 different conflicts on three different continents. Sadly, of the last 75 years since the end of the Second World War, British servicemen have died in every year except in 1968. Or to put it differently, in my lifetime we have never known peace.
Pupils at HKS have been learning about Remembrance all week. First Steps Day Nursery coloured in pictures and created beautiful handprint artwork.
Reception and Year 1 learned about how and why we have Remembrance Day each year. Year 2, 3 and 4 have learned why a poppy is symbolic for Remembrance Day.
Each child in Lower School at HKS contributed and worked together to create this piece of art for Remembrance Day. Reception created poppies using egg boxes, paint and tissue paper. Year 1 used apples, pompoms and paint to print the poppies. Year 2 used different materials to create a collage of big poppies. Year 3 painted the ends of bottles to create their poppies. Year 4 created their poppies using different materials.
Middle and Upper School listened to a podcast created by Year 5 pupils discussing black soldiers in WW1.
To listen to the podcast please click here.
To view Lower Schools Poppy Artwork please click here.