Remembrance Sunday & the Community Poppy Project
On Sunday, the people of Tredegar united to stand proud at The War Memorial situated at Bedwellty Gardens. Before the laying of the wreathes there was a wonderful service at St George's Church, given by Reverend Elizabeth. The church grounds had been spectacularly transformed with the help of our pupils, Mrs Mosely-Strand and Mrs Williams. Pupils spent weeks collecting used drinks bottles and then they transformed them into beautiful poppies.
The event was covered by the BBC and ITV news; something which the community of Tredegar truly deserved. The procession through the town saw a large number of our young learners march with pride on this day of Remembrance. Our Head Boy Jay Brown and Head Girl, Eve Davies, were accompanied by our Headteacher, Mrs Leaves and Chair of Governors, Councillor John Morgan. They took their place at the cenotaph and laid two wreathes - the traditional wreath and one made by our pupils from the recycled bottles that had been collected by the Eco-committee at our school.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Reverend Elizabeth for asking our school to play a part in such a special community project. Reverend Elizabeth was ecstatic at seeing so many youngsters at the service this morning and hopes that they are encouraged to take part in many of her future services.
As we mark the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month with a minute silence, it's important that this news item ends with,
'Lest we forget'