Lympsham C of E Academy and Lympsham Pre-School

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Poppy Day (Remembrance Day)

Today was a special day at Lympsham First School. At 11am we rang the school bell and stood quietly in the playground to remember all those who have served our country and lost their lives. We thought about the significance of the Poppy and its place in our lives today. The Unicorns children presented a poppy cross and wreaths (please see photos) and the Phoenix children commemorated a cross which linked with their learning and research with the War Grave Commision.


Later in the day, we shared a special poem by Moira Michael from America who in 1918 promised to wear a poppy in honour of all the people who lost their lives.


We Shall Keep the Faith
by Moira Michael, November 1918

Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet - to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.

We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.

And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honour of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.