11th November 22
This week The Gower School Primary children observed Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.
On Wednesday 9th November, Form 6 children met at Islington Green War Memorial and took part in a private ceremony to mark Armistice Day, which takes place on Friday 11th November each year. The children observed a service which included the singing of the National Anthem, the observing of two minutes of silence, listening to ‘The Last Post’, and finally, a reading of the third and fourth stanzas of the poem ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon. Our Head Boy and Head Girl had the honour of laying a hand-sewn wreath of poppies on the war memorial, which was created by our Form 1 and 2 children in their life skills lessons.
The Form 6 children’s exemplary behaviour during the service was noticed by several members of the public during the ceremony, who remarked that their conduct was impressive. A grounds worker who was preparing Islington Green for the weekend approached Miss Gowers and said, ‘Our team notices your school comes out every year to show respects, and we’d like to say thank you.’
The ceremonies will continue on Remembrance Sunday, when Miss Gowers and Form 6 children will join the Islington Remembrance Day parade and service. They will march down Upper Street alongside Mayor of Islington Marian Spall, MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry, representatives of the armed forces community, and local residents to honour those who lost their lives in World Wars I and II.
Photos of The Gower School’s Remembrance activities can be viewed on our school Facebook page.