We held our class assembly last Monday and Tuesday and it was on remembrance and heroes. In class we had talked about heroes and what makes a hero. A hero can be either male or female and must have performed a heroic act. We chose famous heroes, for instance the queen, and we chose personal heroes, for example relatives, which we then talked about in assembly. One of our class spoke about his great grandad who had been captured in 1940 and he read out an extract from one of his letters.
We talked about the meaning of “remembrance” which is the act of stopping to remember the people affected by war and to hope for a peaceful future. We recited two poems “In Flanders Field” which was written by a Canadian doctor who mourned the death of a close friend and “What are we fighting for” written by Brian Moses. We sang the hymn “I the Lord of sea and sky” and we ended our assembly with a prayer.
The whole project of preparing for our assembly made us really think about heroism in the lives of all people and to respect those who had performed the acts of heroism.
Kimi and Rhiannon