On Friday, as the clock chimed 11 o'clock, the school bell rang and the school remembered in silence.

Commemorating 100 years since the end of the first World War, the children from Y5 and Y6 took part in poignant services around the community.

Year 5 children attended Lowe House Church along with the schools within the St Helens First Network - of which there are 13. The schools collaborate on many projects but none as special and as important as this one. 

The children read poems and letters from the trenches that they have written; they raise their voices in song and perform a moving dance. They say their thanks and commit to never forgetting the sacrifices. They join in the two minutes silence.

Across the town at the Billinge memorial garden Year 6 gather with local schools to pay their respects. Having made flags to represent to fallen from across the world, the children plant them in the garden. As the last post sounds they too hang their heads respectfully and are silent.

"At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them."



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