Team CH have spent the afternoon thinking about people that have helped us. People such as solders, doctors, nurses, firefighters and paramedics. We talked about Mervyn Kersh a solider who fought in the second world war, Nicole Brown who is part of the Royal Navy and Joan Bunn who was a firefighter during the second world war.
We then went on to explore that there are lot's of ways people remember those who are no longer with us, for example warning a poppy, Marigold and the cornflower.
The red poppy is a sign of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. Poppies are specifically a symbol of new life after conflict, as they were the first flowers to bloom in the battle-scarred fields of the Western Front of the First World War.
Whilst the red poppy is the UK’s only recognised and universal symbol of Remembrance, some people choose to use other symbols or poppies.
In India and Pakistan, the marigold is worn as an act of Remembrance, and in France, the cornflower (Bleuet de France) is a symbol of Remembrance.
We also looked at other ways of remembrance such as visiting the SIKH WAR MEMORIAL, many Sikh soldiers fought alongside Britian in the first world war and we spoke about the work Captain Jay Singh-Sohal has done to ensure the Sikh soldiers were and are not forgotten.
Mr C Holmes
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