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Series of events across VIAT schools to commemorate Remembrance Day 13 Nov 2018

Series of events across VIAT schools to commemorate Remembrance Day

Valley Invicta Academies Trust (VIAT) has commemorated Remembrance Day with a variety of poignant events across all of its eight schools. At Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford a poppy wall has been created in the school hall with lots of different poppies made by pupils, families and members of the community.  A special remembrance assembly was held last week, and all classes spent an afternoon taking part in learning activities relating to remembrance.   At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes – A special remembrance service and assembly was held for children and parents who attended; remembrance artwork was also created to display in school. At Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill there is a poppy display in the hall made from poppies the children have created.  The whole school has taken part in a special project about missing soldiers which has involved asking members of the local community for their own stories about WW1.  Some children also attended a Community Remembrance Service held in Liberty Square on Sunday. At Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase a special remembrance event was held this week, and Years 4, 5 and 6 attended a service at Leybourne Memorial.  Children have created artwork to commemorate the event which will be displayed around the school. At Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough, a remembrance assembly was held with Yeoman Serjeant Jim Duncan and an outdoor poppy wall has been created by the children, which showcases hundreds of individually hand-painted poppies. At Invicta Grammar School Year 11 student Hannah Clifton played the trumpet while the school observed a two-minute silence.  There was a Help for Heroes cake sale and paper poppies were purchased through the week with students writing a memory or thank you to those fallen.  These notes were then displayed on a large noticeboard.  The sale of crocheted poppies raised £113 and other poppies, badges and wrist bands have been sold throughout the past two weeks via the Royal British Legion. At Valley Park School, an evening remembrance service was held and students created beautiful ceramic poppies which are being displayed within the school. At The Lenham School, students have created a display board of war poems they have written which will be placed in St Mary’s Church, Lenham, as part of the village’s commemorative activities. The board also features photographs of students who visited the battlefield cemeteries last year. Julie Derrick, Joint Chief Executive of Valley Invicta Academies Trust, said: “We are very proud to have held so many wonderful events in all our schools to mark this very special day.  Our students thoroughly enjoyed learning about Remembrance Day and really embraced the poignancy of the occasion.”
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