11 November 2014
'Creator of all the living we entrust to your gentle care all those we love who have gone before us.'
In the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday Special Remembrance Prayer Cards were made by all the children to pray for those men and women who gave their lives for our freedom. The children led the readings, prayers and the singing at a special Mass in Church on Saturday 8th November 2014. Many of our families came to pray with us.
'We come together today to remember the men and women who died in the wars so we can live in peace. We ask God to show us how we can spread peace in our own country, in our school, in our homes, and in ourselves'.
On the 11th of November at 11.00am all members of the school community came together to keep the two minute silence. The children in Year 6 set up the prayer focus in the school hall.
We had a visit from Padre Stephen at our Year 5 assembly and he spoke about his work with the wounded service man and women and accepted our special baskets of treats to the Queen Elizabeth Military Ward and Fisher House. Children from Year 2 also wrote some very moving 'Thank you' letters to the injured personnel.
We also sent a special package to Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre and received a letter from the Commanding Officer. It read:
'A very big thank you to all the children at St Thomas More School. The injured personnel here at Headley Court often get forgotten and it is so good to know they are being remembered in your prayers. The treats were a welcome distraction in their long going rehabilitation. We hope all the children have a wonderful Christmas'.