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Poppies and Synagogue Visit

On Friday 10th November, Year 6 went to pay their respects to the fallen at the Plymouth Great War Memorial on Plymouth Hoe. The memorial is currently hosting the Poppy Wave which is touring the UK before finally being exhibited as a permanent feature in the Imperial War Museum, London. The volunteers talked to the children about what the poppies represent and why remembrance is so important, not just for those who served in the Great Wars but also in subsequent and more recent conflicts. The children recited the poem, In Flanders Fields.

 

Following on from this, the children walked to the local synagogue to enhance their learning about Judaism. Our host at the synagogue was extremely engaging and the children enjoyed taking on various important roles as they deepened their understanding about the Jewish faith.

 

Photos from the day are below.

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