On Sunday 11th November 2018, Oak Class gathered by the village hall to celebrate a very special Remembrance Day with what seemed like the whole village. It was a life time experience!
First, the unveiling of the new War memorial with a few speeches and the painted poppy rocks set in stone – amazing! Then, we marched to Wagg Lane, leading the parade. When we got to the house there was a recorded reading read by some of our children and then a soldier slowly walked out with a red light and disappeared into the crowds. This happened at 3 different houses.
The lanterns we were carrying really illuminated the roads and the WW1 songs we were singing filled the streets of Probus. When we stopped outside school a band played War music and sang a song called ‘I didn’t raise my boy to be a soldier’, then 3 soldiers walked out of the dark with red lanterns, the crowd were shocked and silenced.
After that we marched up to the new car park by the Doctors surgery singing War songs. After about 20 minutes the Beacon was lit, they did this all over the World too and the Last Post was played. The wind was very strong and sparks flew over our heads.
We guarantee that we will remember this forever; whenever we look at a poppy we will be reminded of all the young soldiers who sacrificed their lives. We now know that poppies have a much bigger meaning than we thought.
By Jack, Imogen, Maisie and Imogen Y6