Armistice 100: Godwin Junior School pays tribute with Garden of Remembrance
PUBLISHED: 19:00 13 November 2018
Pupils at a junior school in Forest Gate created a garden of Remembrance to mark Armistice Day.
Children at Godwin Junior School in Cranmer Road created poppies using discarded drinks bottles. They were then placed at the entrance to the school, so pupils and staff could be reminded of their significance when walking past every day.
Pupils observed a minute’s silence in the garden to mark Remembrance Day, with school councillors laying wreaths.
School councillor David Bastos, 8, said: “It is important that we remember people who died so that we could live in a free society.”
Lucy White, 11, added: “At school we have discussed why, even 100 years after the end of the First World War, this is still relevant. Without the sacrifice of those who died, we wouldn’t have the rights that we do and Britain would be a very different place.”