I was honoured to be part of Elmhurst’s Remembrance Day service on Friday. I am aware that this has always been a very special event at Elmhurst but nothing could have prepared me for the touching service and assembly that took place.
Mrs Greenwell and the Year 5 team (staff and pupils) made the day very poignant and touching for all who attended. All our pupils showed our value of Respect through their impeccable behaviour throughout the service. All our visitors commented on how impressed they were with the children. Mr Heappey (MP) told me that he had been to many a service in the past but we really shone out as making this special occasion an outstanding one.
We were very proud to hold the first Remembrance Service since 2019 today (12.11.21). Held because Elmhusrt was once a grammar school and has a memorial to fallen soldiers in the library, we had to pause last year because of Covid restrictions. We were honoured to welcome local MP and Minister for the Armed Forces James Heappey, who laid a parliamentary wreath to commemorate those members of the school community who lost their lives in the Second World War and Korean War. A wreath was also presented by Andrew Leafe on behalf of Street Parish Council and by Sea Cadets Iona Graham and Lily Mae Creed (year 6) on behalf of the school. Readings were given by Lydia Ferreira and Alannah Pope (year 6). The library service was followed by a presentation from year 5 which was very well received. Our thanks go to Suzie Williams who co-ordinated the organisation between the school and local community groups.