Remembrance Day at Tyntesfield

On friday 9th November, Tyntesfield held a beautiful Remembrance Ceremony

Remembrance Day at Tyntesfield


Close-up of field with red poppies made from plastic bottles

On the 9th November, at 11 o'clock, Tyntesfield held a remembrance day service on the field. I was lucky enough to get down to take part in it, and it was a lovely event.

The children had all made poppies out of the bottoms of plastic bottles, which they had painted, and these were 'planted' in the middle of the school field. For the ceremony, the children all came out of their classrooms and gathered round the poppies.

Several of the children read lines from a poem, and Reverend Rich from the Avenue Methodist Church came and spoke to the children about his grandfather, who had fought in the first world war. We all then observed a two-minute silence.

It was a very moving ceremony, and the children were really well-behaved throughout - they were a real credit to the school and their families. It was an honour to be able to mark the occasion with them, and I hope they'll remember it for years to come.