Altrincham Preparatory School Boys paid tribute to those who had given their lives for freedom today in an emotive Remembrance service outside St Mary’s, Bowdon, earlier today.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 boys brought poppy-filled wreaths they had made in school to lay down at the foot of the memorial, and listened to Revd Ian Rumsey as he led the Armistice Day ceremony in quiet prayer in and reflection.
“You have laid these lovely wreaths as a token of the peace that we enjoy - because the battle for peace was won,” said Revd Ramsey. “But in the process of that battle for peace, thousands upon thousands of people died. So we owe them a huge thank you for all that they have done for us.”
After a two minutes’ silence and a moving rendition of The Last Post the boys paid their respects at the memorial. “We made these wreaths to think about soldiers who have died, colouring in big poppy and small ones,” said Isaac from Year 1. “And it is a really important thing to do.”