Highfield and Brookham Children Remember
Last week, children and staff from Highfield and Brookham Schools in Liphook joined those around the country to remember all who have fallen in war.
Sunday saw Highfield’s annual Remembrance Service in the Highfield Chapel, followed by Highfield’s whole school Act of Remembrance on Monday. The names of the 69 Highfieldians who died in wars during the 20th Century were read out and Year 4 poignantly laid poppies that they had made on the ground in memory and honour of these men, and the sacrifice they made.
Year 4 children each made a beautiful glazed ceramic poppy during recent Art lessons to commemorate those who gave their lives for our freedom. They learnt about the meaning and significance of poppies and were challenged to use their skills to create a realistic poppy shape.
This year, for the first time, Year 3 children led the school’s Remembrance Day Assembly. They asked the younger children to recall recent and past events, to consider happy and sad memories, and to consider the power of silence as a tool to access our thoughts and memories. They explained the symbolism of the poppy and then shared some poetry written during or shortly after WWI. To see the younger children listening intently to their Year 3 role models and to hear the clear, poignant presentation of both poetry and assembly script was impressive.
Phillip Evitt, Headmaster at Highfield School, said,
“At Highfield and Brookham Schools remembering is about more than setting aside a day in a year to remind ourselves of the facts of war and sacrifice made by those who died in the two world wars and subsequent conflicts. By living our lives with kindness, consideration and compassion and in striving for peace, we will remember them.”
If you would like to find out more about Highfield and Brookham School and the fantastic opportunities available why not come along to our next open morning?