On Wednesday 8 November, Prep 6 gave their Remembrance Day assembly to Magdalene House pupils and parents.
They shared their poems and work about life in the trenches with the audience and told them all about the story of the poppy and how it came to symbolise the remembrance of those who fell at war. Some children also shared interesting facts about The Battle of the Somme and defensive structures.
Later on some of the pupils shared precious memories about their loved ones who had fought in past conflicts .
At the end of the assembly, everyone joined Prep 6 to sing songs from the trenches: "Pack up your troubles" and "It's a long way to Tipperary".
The remembrance poppy was inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields". Its opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers' graves in Flanders, a region of Belgium.