Press release from: Milton Hall Montessori Nursery School
Armistice Day was commemorated on the 11th November. Also known as Remembrance Day, it marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. This year also marked 100 years since the end of WW1.
In the week before this important day of remembrance, we used lots of different ways and activities to talk to the children about what it meant. We also explained why leading up to Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday we buy small paper “poppies” to show that we are remembering the sacrifices of those who died, and also to raise money to support serving and ex-Service personnel and their families.
The children and teachers really enjoyed their poppy themed activities. We made biscuits, read poems, did poppy paintings and made a poppy wreath out of heart shaped cards collated together which was laid on Remembrance Day. We also took all the children on a walk holding the Montessori rope to see the poppies laid at the local church in Englefield Green Memorial. The children sat around the memorial and Revd Judith Alford conducted a short service of remembrance. We were very proud of how well they behaved and how interested they were in the striking poppies on display.
“All of the children enjoyed the opportunity to go to the local church and see all the poppies,” said Sutindar Lal. “We were all delighted to play our small part in Remembrance Day.”
We hope that at Milton Hall Montessori Nursery School we have laid the foundations to ensure that “Lest we forget” is still carried through this next generation.
I have a little Poppy
As red as can be
To show that I remember those
Who fought to set me free.