Celebrating Remembrance with the Elderberries
On Monday 11th November, 30 Thimbleberry children from Christ Church (Erith) CofE Primary School travelled to Belvedere to join the Elderberries to celebrate Remembrance. They led a service by talking about when Remembrance began, what the British Legion does and why we choose to remember. The pupils also shared work they had completed about Remembrance, and performed "Keep the Home Fires Burning".
They held a 2 minute silence for all those in attendance, to remember the fallen and to show respect for those who have served our country. Pupils closed the service with a prayer for those still serving, the families left behind and the lessons learned from Remembrance.
Our Elderberries were very moved by the service, and commented that they felt "touched by the sincerity and respectful way the pupils spoke about Remembrance" and that it made them feel "hopeful that the experiences of our childhood will not be repeated". Volunteers within Elderberries also joined the service and stated that "the Thimbleberries are a credit to the school, our borough and young people in Britain" and that taking time to prepare and lead a service of Remembrance for others in the community "was a blessing beyond words".