King's Hall Pay Their Respects in Week of Remembrance
Last week, to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, pupils at King’s Hall took part in a range of Remembrance Day activities.
The Pelican Pioneers, our toddler and parent group, enjoyed learning about Armistice Day and its role in British Culture. To commemorate the memorial day they created their very own poppy paintings using leaves and twigs from the surrounding woodland.
Meanwhile, in Pre-Prep, the children held a special Remembrance Assembly. The pupils were able to dress up in a selection of wartime attire to help convey the moving story of WW1. Characters including Sergeant Felix, Nurse Florence and Farmer Thomas helped the children to understand the variety of wartime roles.
For those in Prep, the emphasis was on honouring the bravery of those who had fought in the war. The annual King’s Hall Remembrance Service, was a solemn time of readings, music and silence, which culminated in the sounding of the Last Post and Reveille. After the wreath was laid, a representative from each House placed an engraved Perspex “Tommy” on the altar as a reminder of precious lives lost.
Throughout the week the children wore their poppies with pride, and as a school, we are extremely proud of the respect and our pupils have shown for this poignant celebration.
Further to this, our very own Reception Class Teacher, Mrs Fidler, is currently performing in Oh What a Lovely War at the Brewhouse Theatre. Clare has been part of the Taunton Thespian drama group for almost two years and has thoroughly enjoyed taking part in their latest production, of which she describes as a "highly entertaining and thought-provoking." The show conclude's Taunton Thespian’s 90th birthday year and was timed to coincide with the centenary of the end of the war. It features a heady mix of jokes, sketches, drama and jaunty wartime songs, juxtaposed with images, and facts about, the Great War.
Clare said: "It has been amazing to be part of this production at such a poignant time for remembrance. The cast and crew have found it really emotional to perform and we thoroughly enjoyed our special Armistice Day performance."