Posted on: April 29, 2014
On Friday 25th April Ormiston Herman welcomed a very important visitor to their academy, His Worship the Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Cllr. John Burroughs. Joining this special visitor were his wife Jenny and two members of the Royal British Legion. The Senior Year, Birch Class, were given the special task of helping to plant 28,000 poppy seeds into an H-shaped flowerbed situated on their school field. The ‘H’ to represent ‘ Herman’ and the poppy planting to commemorate 100 years since the beginning of WW1.
The Year 6 pupils read war poems they had written as part of their topic work, which the Mayor thoroughly enjoyed and praised the children for their high standard of writing. Vice Principal of the Academy, Mr Thompson, spoke to the children about how many lives were lost in the war,after which the pupils were given time to reflect , joining in with a minute’s silence.
The Mayor addressed the children, telling them how impressed he was with their World War knowledge and how they were a credit to themselves and the academy.
Daniel, a Year 6 pupil, said ” We’ve planted seeds to remember the war, to remember those who sacrificed lives for our country.”
Kayleigh added, “We’ve planted seeds to commemorate and remember sacrificed lives for our freedom, we’ve learnt about lots of history and the past.”
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