Newlands held a special Remembrance Day Service on Thursday 8th November, with lots of VIP guests in attendance.
Mr Trevor Shonk, the Mayor of Ramsgate was the guest of honour and he was joined by local dignitaries including British Legion representatives, a Kent Fire and Rescue representative and Dr Karen Roberts, CEO of The Kemnal Academies Trust.
During a special assembly, the pupils read poems and sang ‘Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag’ and ‘It’s along way to Tipperary’. Guests then enjoyed a display of children’s work and information featuring original newspaper cuttings and wartime photographs, with a Tiger Moth propeller taking pride of place.
Two pupils were selected to put wreaths on a cenotaph, and this was followed by the unveiling of ‘Albert the Poppy Man’ created entirely from 1,000 paper poppies made by the children at Newlands and members of the local community. The event was concluded with the cutting of a special Remembrance Day cake.
Mr Atkinson said: “I am extremely proud of the efforts made by everyone at our school and the local community to remember our fallen war heroes at this time of year. It is important that we ensure that their legacy is taught to each new generation, and this service was a wonderful opportunity to show our respect”
A BIG Thank you and well done to the staff who arranged this day!