Primary Division Remembers the Fallen
Primary Division

On Friday 10 November, Bolton School pupils in the Primary Division commemorated the Armistice with assemblies after learning about the importance of Remembrance throughout the week.

At the Junior Girls’ School the whole school assembly was presented by Year 6 pupils, in front of an audience of their parents and younger pupils who shared this thought-provoking and moving occasion. The girls spoke about the conditions faced by soldiers in the First World War, the history of Armistice Day and why the poppy has become an enduring symbol of Remembrance. Their readings, songs and poems formed a fitting tribute to those who have fought and died in conflicts from 1914 to the present day, as did the two-minute silence at 11 o’clock. During the week leading up to the assembly, Year 6 girls made 3D French pillar poems about a ‘Poilu’, a French soldier in blue uniform, and pupils in Year 3 made poppies and cornflowers in the Lego Lingo club.

Girls and boys at the Infant School also learned about Remembrance Day by creating poppies in a variety of mediums. They too showed their respect for the fallen with a one-minute silence at 11 o’clock on Friday.

The Junior Boys’ commemoration took place outside in wintry but glorious sunshine. Pupils and staff gathered on the yard in front of the school’s flagpole, and the flag was raised and lowered by Akela (Mrs Hough) and members of the 19th Bolton (Bolton School) Cub Pack. The Last Post was played by Boys’ Division pupil Antoine and the Junior Boys observed the two-minute silence with the utmost respect.

Older pupils in the Boys’ Division and Girls’ Division also held Remembrance assemblies on Friday 10 November.

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