St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Remembrance

Many families have visited the Tower of London already and seen the magnificent display of ceramic poppies.  It is eye catching and extremely poignant.  Children should be made aware of the past and how important it is to live in peace.  Teachers will be reading the special poem written one hundred years ago to their children.  Miss Collins, our History co-ordinator, will be asking each class to get involved in a mini project linked to Remembrance.

 

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

 

We are the Dead.  Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.