GLF Schools

Marking Remembrance Day at The Vale

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The Vale Primary School

At The Vale we are really proud of how we came together as a community in November to mark Remembrance Day. Our Vale Learner qualities are: Be Caring, Be Respectful, Be Ready, Be Safe, Be Resilient, Be Reflective and Embrace Challenge. Over the different activities we took part in to commemorate, the children were able to demonstrate all these qualities.

The School Council embraced challenge as they performed their Remembrance poem at Bourne Hall Memorial Garden with the Mayor. The whole school stood in the playground showing they were ready and with true respect as they marked the 11th November, with our live Bugler playing the Last Post and our silence.

As a whole school, with a significant gathering of parents too, we completed the Memorial Trail around the centenary woods at Langley Vale as we went on our first termly woodland walk this academic year. The children showed care for each other and the environment and resilience to ‘keep going’ as part of this walk (particularly Reception Class). It has been a true opportunity for us as a whole school community to come together to show our respect and encourage a generation of thoughtful peacemakers.