A few weeks ago, we were invited to attend the installation of the Tommy on The Green – our first official outing as Junior Journalists! We are very proud to have been able to represent Sarratt School, along with the school’s ambassadors. We had the opportunity to meet Mike Edmond from Spotlight Magazine, we thoroughly enjoyed hearing his stories and anecdotes about Sarratt and his very special connection to Remembrance Day. We would like to thank Mike for the opportunity to be part of this very important occasion.
This week, Sarratt School have been super busy making lots of poppy-themed art work. This will be displayed at the Tommy and in the Pop-up Café on Monday. We have enjoyed making the poppies and learning about the importance of wearing a poppy and showing our gratitude to the brave people who fought in the wars.
Today, we had our school worship with Rev Michelle, who spoke to us about why we wear a poppy on Remembrance Day. She told us about a Canadian Soldier, John McCrae, who wrote the poem In Flanders Fields. We were interested to find out that he had thrown away his poem, thinking it was not good enough. Now it is an iconic poem that helps us remember those that gave their lives for us, 100 years ago.
We are very proud to support the Poppy Appeal and to help raise money for Royal British Legion.
Lest we forget.
The Junior Journalists.