Richmond House School has commemorated the WW1 Centenary this week. The school has installed eight life size soldier silhouettes on their school fields in the run up to Remembrance Sunday, which were their representation of the British Legion Silent Silhouettes national campaign.
On Friday morning, the school held a ceremony, each child took part in a silent procession out to the soldiers on the fields and placed a poppy they had made at the foot of each soldier. Watched by the parents, the ceremony was extremely moving and a mark of respect to those who were lost in the war.
Helen Stiles, Headteacher of Richmond House School said “We are very proud of our children this week, they have worked extremely hard making their poppies, writing poems and discussing family members who were involved in the war. The soldier silhouettes on the field with the poppies made by the children are a fitting tribute to the fallen. We also remembered the women who worked so hard during the war and all who were and still are affected by warfare. It is so very important that future generations do not forget the sacrifices that were made for them”.