Local Children Remember the Fallen

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Year four children from Shakespeare Junior School, Shakespeare Road, have concluded this term’s study of life on the Home Front in World War 2 by visiting Eastleigh War Memorial for their own remembrance ceremony.

As part of their studies they were visited by a member of the British Legion who told them all about his memories of the Eastleigh during the war. They also made models of Anderson Shelters, cooked wartime cookies with carrots and created their own Museum of the Home Front.

The three Year four classes wrote poems on a war and peace theme to mark Remembrance Day. Six of the best were selected to go in a special laminated book which the whole year group walked down to the War memorial on the 12th November. The damp day did not deter the thought provoking reading of the poems and moment of contemplation in a circle of 76 children around the Angel of Victory on the memorial. The poetry book was then planted amongst the remembrance crosses for the people of Eastleigh to share.

“We are so proud of the children for being so thoughtful,” commented one of their teachers afterwards.

Photo: Shakespeare Junior School