Remembrance at Sparken Hill
Remembrance Week 2021
Since World War I ended, every year on 11 November, the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, we remember the people in the armed forces who died in battle. This is called Remembrance Day. It also marks the day that World War I ended in 1918.
Foundation and KS1 children reflect on their own memories and the meaning of symbols, in particular the Remembrance Day poppy.
KS2 discussed why we continue to celebrate Remembrance Day, the history of Remembrance/Armistice day, explored the ways Remembrance Day is marked in Britain & other countries, what we think about during the two minute silence and discussed the sacrifice and what the armed forces do for us now.
How is remembrance day marked?
- On this day, there are ceremonies at war memorials, cenotaphs and churches throughout the country, as well as abroad. Members of the Royal Family and politicians attend memorial services.
- In Worksop members of the Armed Forces and Veterans from the local area join a parade from the Worksop Town Hall and march down to the Cenotaph on Memorial Avenue (Outside the library) to pay their respects and lay wreaths of poppies.