We feel privileged and proud to have taken part in so many events that the community of Burscough have put together to mark the centenary of WW1 and Remembrance this year. On Tuesday 1st November Y5 visited St John’s church to see the ‘Service and Sacrifice’ exhibition and take part in some special activities put on by Reverend Banbury and the St John’s team. Activities included using the exhibition to ‘travel back in time’ and become WWI soldiers. As soldiers they took part in drill, foot inspection, digging trenches and going on patrol. They also got to taste a typical soldiers breakfast of mashed Rich Tea biscuits and take part in some basic first aid!
We have a special link with the Ringtail Memorial, as the school was moved from its position near the airfield during WWII. As we have done for every year children attended the Armistice ceremony at the memorial on the Ringtail estate on the 10th November. A big thank you to all the children and parents who represented the school at the Armistice service this year. We also celebrated our special link with Ringtail through our contribution to the wonderful War Horse display in Booths.
We have also been delighted to welcome Mr Richard Houghton from Lathom and Burscough Military Heritage Society who kept the children of Y3, Y4 and Y6 fascinated with his talks and artefacts from the war. Our work around the centenary has led to some amazing creative pieces of writing, especially from our Y5’s who visited St John’s church.
Even the school kitchens got involved providing the children with information about rationing, tasting ‘trench cake’ and decorating the kitchen with a poppy display.