Pupils pay respects at Wainfleet Remembrance commemoration

Wainfleet Primary School Remembrance commemoration
Wainfleet Primary School Remembrance commemoration
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On Armistice Day pupils and staff from Magdalen Primary School Wainfleet joined members of Wainfleet Royal British Legion to honour those who lost their lives in past wars.

Pupils gathered round the memorial cross to listen to prayers and participate in singing dedicated songs on the special day. During the two minute silence members of the school council laid a wreath of poppies upon their own school cross and Year 5 pupils held poppies they made displaying details of local soldiers who had died in both world wars.

As part of the service pupils Savanna Saunders and Freddie Kisby read out their winning remembrance poems which they wrote as part of their class topic on The Second World War. This was followed by a special presentation of the poetry trophy donated by a member of the Royal British Legion.

This year was also very special as Year 1 pupils Maisie Wallace, whose dad has just come back safely from Afghanistan, proudly wore his medal of honour as she took her place with the Royal British Legion members to lead the service.

Following the school service pupils from year 5 and 6 classes joined the British Legion at the Buttercross in Wainfleet Market Place for the two minute silence held across the nation at 11am.

Members of the school council and poetry winners attended the service at All Saints Church on Remembrance Sunday taking their place in the parade to lay a wreath at the memorial gates in Wainfleet.