Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Farnborough Rd School Poppy Field

On Armistice Day I was at Farnborough Rd School for the two-minute silence at 11.00am. The pupils had made their own poppies that were planted in ‘poppy field’ in the school grounds. Each child had written on the petal of their poppy the name of someone in their family who had died in the wars and conflicts since 1914. Those who could not trace a relation wrote the name of the Unknown Soldier. I was struck by how powerful an act of Remembrance this produced as all the children had discovered something about the loss that had impacted on every family in the nation and it gave them something to focus on during the silence which the kept impeccably.

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