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East Ham pupils pay tribute to Manchester bombing victims

PUBLISHED: 16:01 25 May 2017

Pupils and parents at Brampton Primary School holding a silence as a mark of remembrance for the Manchester bombing victims

Pupils and parents at Brampton Primary School holding a silence as a mark of remembrance for the Manchester bombing victims

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Pupils, teachers and parents gathered in the playground of Brampton Primary School to pay tribute to victims of the Manchester bombing.

Pupils and parents at Brampton Primary School holding a silence as a mark of remembrance for the Manchester bombing victimsPupils and parents at Brampton Primary School holding a silence as a mark of remembrance for the Manchester bombing victims

After a few words from the headteacher, pupils took part in a minute of reflection on Wednesday afternoon. The school then rang the bell five times.

Tracey Baillie, deputy headteacher at the Brampton Road, East Ham school, said that the ceremony was very emotional, but one of the big things for pupils is learning to make quick judgements, especially at such a diverse school.

“People can make mistakes and make judgments about certain groups of people, and it’s important to teach children not to make those kinds of judgements,” she said.

Along with teaching pupils not to make judgements, an important part of the event for Tracey was getting children to talk about what happened and stand up aginst terrorism.

“Getting children to talk about this and why you shouldn’t do it is so important,” she added.


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