How Christ Church C.E. First School remembered.

Rhys pictured with his Grandad, Chris Warner and his Great Grandad, Michael Warner.

This year, whilst thinking about the centenary of the end of WW1, we also chose to think about people closer to home.

This included family members who had served in the armed forces. Our celebrations started, appropriately, on 11th November when Rhys Lawton and Amy Mason represented the school in the annual Remembrance Day Parade in Stone.

This was especially important to Rhys as he was the youngest of 3 generations of the same family who took part in the parade on this very special day. You can see Rhys pictured with his Grandad, Chris Warner and his Great Grandad, Michael Warner. Chris served in the Royal Navy as an engineering mechanic and saw active service in the Falklands War where his ship, HMS Plymouth, was bombed. Michael was also in the Royal Navy for over 17 years and worked with the Fleet Air Arm on aircraft carriers such as HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion. He left as Petty Officer earning his “Flying Wings”, “Long Service and Good Conduct” medals.

Then on 11th December, we opened our advent window in the Cats Protection League shop and were very grateful to Andy Higgins (father of George Higgins in Year 3) for agreeing to open the window for us. Andy served in the Army Royal Logistics Corps for 7 years and is pictured unveiling our advent window. In this year of peace, we felt that it was important to show our thanks to the brave men and women of our community for their sacrifices.

Amy Graham – Executive Headteacher.