Whickham Remembrance Parade – Sunday 12th November 2017

Our Head Boy, Head Girl and Year 5/6 Councillors, proudly represented Washingwell at the remembrance parade yesterday, alongside other local schools and community groups. The Head Boy and Head Girl showed reverence as they laid the wreath remembering all those service men and women who have lost their lives in service to our country. Roslyn read our dedication written by Jackson, and Father Barry read dedications written by Eva (Year 2) and Lucas (Year 6). I was greatly touched when  Michael (Year 6), proudly wearing his Uncle’s green beret and medals, laid the family wreath in honour of his uncle who lost his life during a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2009.

Our thoughts and love go out to all the families of our courageous service men and women.

Below is a social media post from a veteran who was present at the service – it sums it up beautifully:

“Great turn out today for the remembrance service. To all the kids who contributed to the service…. you were amazing. You made your parents and the people of Whickham proud. Remember this day for the rest of your lives. When you get older you can tell YOUR children how you stood there and said your piece.
Love and respect from a very happy veteran”.  
Mr Paul Irving

‘Dear Hero, You are an amazing person putting your life on the line for your country.  We are extremely grateful to you for always protecting us.  Keep positive, smile, keep your head up high abd be very proud of the soldier you are.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart’ Lucas – Year 6

‘Dear Soldier, Thank you for the hard work that you do.  We know you must miss your loved ones. We hope you are safe.’ Eva – Year 2

‘Dear Soldier, Your time in the army has helped thousands and thousands of people all over the world.  I cannot imagine what you have been through to save our country so you should be very proud of yourself after one of the toughest journeys in the world. I admire what you’ve done and I am sure you have done the best that you could have.  I will always remember what you have done and I am very thankful.’ Jackson – Year 6

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