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Children from Lancaster Lane Primary School with their Remembrance Sunday event

Children from Lancaster Lane Primary School with their Remembrance Sunday event

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A GROUP of Chorley schoolchildren made Remembrance Day that bit more memorable for their school last week.

The whole of Year Six at Lancaster Lane CP School, Clayton-le-Woods, put on a Remembrance Day Presentation Assembly for parents, visitors and other pupils.

With impressive giant poppies, candles and family medals and photographs, along with alarming statistics, the youngsters sang, read poems and explained the significance of the poppy and the origins of Remembrance Day. Collectively, they hammered home the horrors of successive wars right up to the present day, underlining the sacrifices which were made to secure freedom for others.

The specially prepared assembly also included a perfectly observed a two minutes’ silence before Year Six delivered a candlelit tribute to the fallen heroes..

Mrs Joanne Geldard, headteacher, said: “It was very impressive throughout. For children so young to get across such a serious message was difficult.

“I am proud of them all, particularly as we are in the middle of a building programme to provide extra classroom space, it’s been very difficult to rehearse properly. They did really well.”