More than 5000 brilliant students aged 2 to 18 and 750 staff mark Remembrance Day in touching tributes

By Gytis, 13, Josh, 15, Tamsen, 14, Jill Dando News

More than 5000 brilliant students aged 2 to 18 and 750 staff in eight schools marked Remembrance Day with touching tributes 

Students from primary and secondary schools in The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) paid their respects on Remembrance Day – Lest We Forget.

There were performances of the Last Post, poetry readings, a wave of hundreds of individually signed poppies, guest dignitaries from the Royal British Legion, Scouts, and more, with a two minute silence that followed being observed by all from our youngest 2 year olds upwards.

The schools in the TPLT are Worle Community School Academy, Priory Community School Academy, The King Alfred School Academy, St Anne’s Church Academy, Castle Batch Primary School Academy, Pawlett Primary School Academy, West Huntspill Primary Academy and East Huntspill Primary Academy. 

Neville Coles, CEO of TPLT, said: “We are delighted to have been able to mark Remembrance Day across all our schools. We will never forget those who laid down their lives.”

Lisa Dadds, Deputy Head of School Improvement at TPLT, said: “There were so many creative expressions from the pupils and staff to help mark Remembrance Day. They also learnt so much about the sacrifices made by those in the wars.”

TPLT is passionate about the community, charity and its civic duty.

Remembrance Day is always marked on November 11 and is a memorial to remember those members of the armed forces who have fought and died in the line of duty.

The tradition was first started by King George V in 1919 to mark the end of World War 1, with hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice.