Armistice 100: Manor Park schoolchildren honour former pupils who went to war
PUBLISHED: 17:11 12 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:14 12 November 2018
Schoolchildren from St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School remembered 24 past pupils who experienced First World War hardship.
The children observed a two minute silence at their remembrance service at St Stephen’s Church thinking about the two dozen men and women from the Manor Park school’s first intake who fought or worked in factories during the 1914-1918 conflict.
Headteacher Paul Underwood said: “Our pupils displayed tremendous respect for the sacrifice of ex-pupils to ensure we live in a free world.
“We are very proud at the way our children have shown a desire to learn more about the sacrifices made by people all over the world.”
Friday’s service included a reading of war poem In Flanders Fields, wreath laying and speeches.
The children also sang Over the Rainbow and the hymn Abide with Me.