The school remembrance day was special this year. Due to a number of reasons the Remembrance Day assembly and related activities occurred four days prior to November 11, this at first seemed to diminish the importance of the day. However as the day went on that quickly changed. Prior to recess the photos on the hallway display were updated to remembrance day celebrations and appropriate images to help students get a visual on what remembrance day looks like.
We then held our assembly which featured a number of classes who performed songs and read poems. It was amazing to listen to the growth of the message as we moved from the younger students to the older students. The last words spoken at the assembly were from the poem “we are the fallen” which said “you will be remembered”.
The highlight of the day was after the assembly when the kindergarten students connected through Skype to speak with a Lt Col in the Canadian Army. The Officer was excellent with the children and answered all their questions and left them with a healthy memory of remembrance and how important this day is to all Canadians.
I was very proud of our school on Nov 7th this year. The respect and admiration for the brave people who have fought for our freedom and continue with peacekeeping missions around the world was very evident. This was a Remembrance Day to remember.