10 November 2021

This week, in school, pupils and staff are taking time to remember all those who sacrificed their lives in conflict. Throughout the week, Miss Porter, Teacher of History has been leading collective worship on the theme of Remembrance. In form, pupils have been remembering those who have fallen with poetry and hymns, beginning the week with the following prayer. 

Father God,

This week as we turn our hearts

and minds to remembrance. Help us to be truly grateful for those who sacrificed so that we might live.

Amen

Poppies are being sold in school to raise money for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal. Pupils have decorated the corridors with paper poppies and posters created by pupils in year 8 featuring John McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields which inspired the use of the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance.

On Wednesday, pupils from year 5 at Grimsargh St Michael's CofE Primary School were invited to take part in cross-curricular Remembrance workshops delivered by the History, Technology and Music Departments. 

On Thursday 11th November, a minute's silence will be observed after break followed by a short liturgy with readings and prayers in the chapel for any staff members free to attend. In classrooms, a reflection video provided by Blackburn Diocese will be played. 

Many thanks to the Technology Department for creating the Remembrance display in the school grounds.