Schools pay their respects to the fallen

Staff, students and parents observe a two minute silence  PHOTO: Supplied
Staff, students and parents observe a two minute silence PHOTO: Supplied
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Schools across the Melton borough held their own remembrance assemblies and events to mark Armistice Day (November 11).

All fell silent at 11am to remember those who have given their lives for their country.

Margaret Hill with the Year 6 pupils PHOTO: Tim Williams

Margaret Hill with the Year 6 pupils PHOTO: Tim Williams

Below are a few of the schools the Melton Times knew were taking part in tributes.

Teachers and students at John Ferneley College observed a two minute silence whilst parent Jeff Matthews played the ‘Last Post’ on the trumpet.

Two members of staff who are ex-servicemen and some students also dressed in their cadet uniforms.

Fascinated year six children at Stathern Primary School were visited by the grandmother of one of the pupils who showed them a poppy from the Tower of London.

Art students sell their handmade poppies 'PHOTO: Supplied

Art students sell their handmade poppies 'PHOTO: Supplied

Mrs Hill also let youngsters see a diary belonging to her grandfather from World War One.

Headteacher Troy Jenkinson said: “At Stathern primary, we all feel it is our responsibility to engage every child in remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country in order to give us a brighter future.”

Art students at Melton Vale Post 16 Centre made poppies to sell to raise funds for the British Legion Poppy Appeal. They managed to raise £112.

Play Days pre-school attended the town’s remembrance service before heading into Melton’s Royal British Legion to make a donation of £20.20 to the Poppy Appeal for selling their poppy cakes.

Play Days pre-school manager Helen Gardner and children present Poppy Appeal organiser Jock Bryce with �20.20p raised by selling their poppy cakes

Play Days pre-school manager Helen Gardner and children present Poppy Appeal organiser Jock Bryce with �20.20p raised by selling their poppy cakes