Lest We forget: Footsteps Commemorates Remembrance Day
Armistice Day was commemorated on the 11th November. Also known as Remembrance Day, it marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. This year also marked 100 years since the end of WW1.
In the week before this important day of remembrance, we used lots of different ways and activities to talk to the children about what it meant. We also explained why leading up to Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday we buy small paper “poppies” to show that we are remembering the sacrifices of those who died, and also to raise money to support serving and ex-Service personnel and their families.
The children and staff really enjoyed their poppy themed activities. We made biscuits, read poems, did poppy paintings and made a poppy wreath out of handprints which was laid on Remembrance Sunday. We also took some of the older children on a walk to see the poppies laid at the local church. We were very proud of how well they behaved and how interested they were in the striking poppies on display.
We hope that at Footsteps we have laid the foundations to ensure that “Lest we forget” is still carried through this next generation.
I have a little Poppy
As red as can be
To show that I remember those
Who fought to set me free.