There were refrains of ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’ drifting over the grounds of Osborne School as pupils, staff and parents met to remember those that had served in the armed forces of our country.
The pupils spent the morning engaged in activities to raise their awareness of remembrance and the sacrifices that our military personal have made. Eight potential officers from the Army School of Education – Worthy Down Barracks helped our young people to be more aware of some of the skills and knowledge that they look to develop in their new recruits.
The afternoon was spent enjoying the sunshine with a street party and wonderful cakes served by the FOS. The proceeds from the café went to charities attached to the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force. They raised an incredible £357!
There was also a solemn note as the potential officers paraded in front of the school and all stood in a minute silence during the sounding of the Last Post.
Our thanks go to all those that organised and attended the event. It made for a memorable way to mark the centenary of the end of World War I and our respect for the work of our military throughout history.
Adam Mallord, Class Teacher