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2014-2018 marks the centenary of the First World War. On Saturday 25th April 2015, it was 100 years to the day precisely that the Australians and New Zealanders landed on Gallipoli- this also known an ANZAC day.
Middlesbrough held a service to remember and commemorate those who fought in Gallipoli and the First World War. Along with many other schools, Archibald Primary School was asked to take part in the project.
As part of the project the schools involved created a Field of Poppies – Middlesbrough Schools’ interpretation of the Field of Poppies at the Tower of London. Reception created 60 poppies to be included in the Middlesbrough Field of Poppies. These are to act as a symbolic recognition to those who have fought in the First World War.
The service was led by our chair of governors Father Glyn Holland and included readings, singing, poems and music from all of the 10 schools involved. One of our Y6 children Joshua Holmes performed a very moving performance of his own poem entitled ‘The years that kill’. He also planted the plaque in the flower bed alongside our Reception children’s poppies.