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We Remember ...

The week came to a fitting close with the neighbours of Bourne Westfield joining the children and staff for a poignant Remembrance assembly.  The neighbours were impressed by the range of work that the children had completed during the week and how respectful they were. Miss Atkinson commented, ‘The assembly was extremely moving as the children were all so attentive and showed great compassion and understanding.  Our community coming together with the presence of our neighbours made it even more special.  Elodie Collins reading her thought provoking poem was a fitting end to the morning.’

The week of remembrance did not finish there though as on Saturday the children from Bourne Westfield were invited to the Town Hall to be part of their programme of events to mark the centenary of the WW1.   Six children performed their poetry to a packed audience in the old Courtroom as part of an evening of remembrance and the school choir performed a programme of War songs on Sunday 11th November. 

Collaborative school’s art work which was put together in a textiles wall hanging by local artist Sue Rowland was also on display. 

Michelle Acheampong and Oliver Bostock proudly joined Miss Atkinson in the Remembrance parade on Sunday to show their respect for those who have made such huge sacrifices.  The children laid the school wreath during the moving service.

This week many of the classes have continued their work on remembrance by visiting the War Memorial in Bourne.  Adam in Year 6 wrote:

Year 6 visit Bourne War Memorial

On Wednesday 7th November, Year 6 from Bourne Westfield Primary Academy visited the Bourne War Memorial Gardens at the Wellhead Park.

The Bourne replica of the Cenotaph in London was erected in 1956 so that people - young and old – can remember the people that died for our freedom. The memorial is set in a calm, peaceful place, with a historic church just across the road. As you walk down Veterans’ Walk towards the monument, you can see some of the regiments that we remember on this day. If you came to the memorial last Sunday, you would have seen people representing special groups walking down towards the memorial in a parade. On Sunday 11th November, the site was filled with people of all ages remembering those that died in wars – mainly the First World War because this year it will have been 100 years since the end of the Great War.