Remembrance events at Brooklands School

Brooklands School Remembrance event 11.11.14  MPLO
Brooklands School Remembrance event 11.11.14 MPLO

Students and staff of Brooklands School held a World War Commemorative Day on Tuesday, November 11.

The whole school wore period costumes and spent the day making ration boxes, cooking and building spitfires.

Brooklands School Remembrance event 11.11.14  MPLO

Brooklands School Remembrance event 11.11.14 MPLO

The school gym was set up as a museum complete with medical tent and equipment, gas masks, army equipment from the world wars along with more up to date kit from more recent wars.

Volunteers from Bletchley Park very kindly brought along some artefacts from their museum for students to handle and were kept busy answering children’s questions.

The school also welcomed Michael Edkins and Rachel Scarf, a HLTA at Brooklands, who were former members of the British Army who shared their experiences of being on active service abroad.

At 11am everybody in the school met on the playground to respect the two minutes silence to remember and honour those who had lost their lives in all conflicts past and present.

At lunchtime staff and students sat down to enjoy beef stew or corned beef hash followed by apple crumble with custard. The beef stew was definitely more popular than the corned beef hash!

In the afternoon members of the Royal British Legion, Friday Club and the Town Mayor were invited to a tea party hosted by the students.

They prepared a mixture of sandwiches and cakes to serve to their guests who were then entertained by the School Choir singing songs popular in the two world wars. Everyone enjoyed joining in with the singing.

Throughout the day every student, member of staff and visitors had the chance to place a poppy on the “Poppy Tree” at the front of the school.

A spokesman said: “World War Day was a fantastic event with students learning about the many different aspects and experiences of life during the two world wars.

“The school would like to thank everybody who was in anyway involved with making the day a very big success for our students.”

See more photos in the November 18 issue of the LBO.