Remembrance Day in Kirton

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Old and young took part in the Remembrance Day parade and service held in Kirton on Sunday.

Among them were representatives from Thomas Middlecott Academy where pupils have already put a great deal of thought into honouring the memory of soldiers.

The Remembrance Day parade in Kirton. Photo: James Kirkland.

The Remembrance Day parade in Kirton. Photo: James Kirkland.

In the lead up to Remembrance Day the students put their thoughts about the bravery of our armed forces into poetry, as well as learning more about why Remembrance is such an important part of British life, culture and heritage.

One pupil, Year 8 student Corben Stannard, won first place for his age group in the David Ross Education Trust’s Remembrance Day poetry competition for his poem, Remembrance Day.

The poem, written with guidance from his English teacher Mr Harman, speaks of Corben’s pride in taking part in the Remembrance Day parade and the bravery of service personnel.

Interim headteacher Mrs Sue Illingworth said: “It is so important for our students to understand the significance of Remembrance Day, and the sacrifices that many millions of men and women have made for our country.

“We would like to congratulate Corben for his achievements.”

Listen to the poem at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASd8UktBU-c&index=2&list=PLY6yXBV1V5rUX-ocJhbiQT2JmO-Rsoc7-