Dickleburgh School Remembers WW1
10 November 2018
Children from Dickleburgh Church of England Primary Academy came together in a special assembly for an act of remembrance for the armistice for the first world war.
The assembly came at the end of a week of work, where are all classes, from the youngest in Reception to the oldest in Year 6, worked on English, Art, History and RE activities based around WW1.
During the assembly, WW1 poems were read and songs old and new were sung, including a medley of It’s a Long Way to Tipperary/Pack Up Your Troubles. There was not a dry eye in the hall when the children sang I Vow to Thee My Country. The assembly was concluded with prayers written by Year 6 linked to our school values. The Revd Norman Steer, who is one of the priests in the benefice, was so moved by the children’s prayers that he invited them to read them at the Remembrance Day service on Sunday.
As well as our parents and governors, we had members of the Dickleburgh British Legion, The Oxlip Ladies Group and the Battle’s Over Group.