Newham Schools’ Armistice Service 2021
On Thursday 11th November, six Year 6 students represented Lathom Junior School at the Newham Schools’ Armistice Service at the cenotaph in Central Park, East Ham. This year is the 103rd Armistice anniversary of the end of World War One and this service was joined by members of the British Royal Legion and representatives of Newham Local Authority. A two-minute silence took place just before 11 am at the cenotaph. After the service, Lee Skeggs, a British Legion representative spoke to the children about people named on the cenotaph and about Walter Tull, the first black British army officer.
Upon return at school, children wrote recounts and reflections based on the day’s experience. What a memorable event it was! The rest of the Year group also participated in Remembrance Day activities at school including creating their own poems, PowerPoint presentations and wreaths for their Year 6 corridor display.