Colburn pupils gather in Garden of Remembrance for special assembly

Pupils at Colburn Community Primary School were all able to gather together in their Garden of Remembrance as part of their special assembly for the first time in three years.

Pupils planted their crosses to remember family members who served and sacrificed their lives in one of the many conflicts that British Armed Forces have been involved in, from 1914 to present day.

During the service, pupils considered the individual liberty that they enjoy as citizens of Great Britain and the hard work of the Armed Forces to protect our country for the last 108 years.

Pupils and staff thought about the tragedy of the Ukraine people who are no longer able to enjoy the freedom of their homeland and hoped that one day they can return to rebuild their lives.

Eleven year old Gerry said: “Remembrance is really important to me because both my mother and father were in the army and luckily they are both alive.

“I loved the Remembrance assembly because there wasn’t a noise which I found really respectful to those who’ve passed.”

Headteacher Yousef Abdo said: “The Remembrance assembly was fantastic and it was nice to see the children back together marking such a special event.

“I was very proud of how the children upheld our British Values, especially when planting crosses in our Remembrance garden.”