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Ely Cathedral Visit

Ely Cathedral Visit

 

 

 

The children from Magpies Class joined nearly 600 other children for a special day at Ely Cathedral on Thursday.

 

 

The theme of the day was Remembrance and the centenary of the end of World War I.

 

The children watched a very informative play about the postal service in World War I and the tremendous efforts that the Post Office went to so that serving soldiers and sailors and their families were able to keep in touch: writing and receiving letters, and parcels no matter where they were.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We learned about life in the trenches and the incredibly brave men who were Padres, serving in the front line: supporting the soldiers and often putting their own lives at risk to give spiritual support and medical aid to the ‘Tommies’.

 

The children made poppies which are all being displayed in the cathedral

 

The day ended with a very moving Remembrance service led by Bishop Stephen and culminating in thousands of poppies floating down from the ceiling as the children held their silence and showed their respect.

Miss Whyte and Mr Fisher were very proud of their behaviour throughout the day.