On Monday 11th November a group of our Year 6 pupils accompanied by Mr Lynch visited Heathfield to mark Remembrance Day. Click to read more...
Seven of our Year 6 pupils were incredibly honoured to be asked to visit the home to commemortate this poignant and important event with the residents many who have first hand experience of war and conflict. The event included the reading of poems by both residents and our pupils, the singing of 'Abide with me' and a two minute silence at 11:00am to reflect and remember. The reading of the poem 'Flanders Field' was delivered by the children and they also presented the home with a poppy wreath that they had created.
Their visit was covered by the Bexley Times Newspaper click here for the link
Our pupils had this to say...
“I enjoyed visiting Heathfield as it was nice to share Remembrance Day with the people there. I also liked that they shared poems and stories with us, about what had happened to them and their families during the World Wars. It was nice to see how the people who work at Heathfield help the elderly.” Bluebell
“When the Remembrance Service finished, we met four former soldiers who had fought in different wars. They shared some stories about what it was like with us. It sounded tragic.” Alex
Photographs were also taken by Heathfield which include pupils with ex-service personnel who reside at Heathfield and we hope to share these in the coming weeks.