School marks Remembrance Day despite lockdown

Pupils at Colburn Primary School managed to mark Remembrance Day despite the current restrictions.

The school held a virtual Remembrance assembly as they were unable to meet all together in their school hall.

The assembly was led by the year 6 school council representatives, Elizabeth and Emily.

The school remembered the sacrifices that have been made by the Armed Forces in all conflicts since World War One.

This year, the assembly also recognised the work the Armed Forces did in building the Nightingale Hospitals and working with the NHS on testing programmes across Britain.

After the assembly, pupils in their year group bubbles or family bubbles visited the school garden of remembrance to plant their crosses to show respect for family members who have lost their lives in military conflict.

Headteacher Jane Knowlson said: “Even during this national lockdown, it is very important that staff and pupils recognise the work and sacrifices of our Armed Forces.

“It was a privilege to attend the outdoor Remembrance Service at Hipswell Church on Sunday with a Colburn School staff and pupil bubble group and to watch our pupils laying the school wreath.

“It is so important that these services continue in a safe and sensible manner.”