Praise for St Joseph’s schoolchildren during Remembrance Day service

Pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School have been praised for the respect they showed during a remembrance service this week.Headteacher Mrs Grange said the children surpassed themselves with their behaviour during a visit to the War Memorial in Bromley for an 11am two-minute silence in memory of those who have died in wars past and present. The children observed the two-minute silence and then sang In Flanders Field.

The school received positive comments from members of the British Legion who attended and from Deacon Barry Mellish for the respect they showed.

“The children were fantastic,” said Deacon Barry. “The children were quietly and respectfully stood waiting for 11:00. As 11:00 came, there was complete silence for two minutes. Then they laid the wreath that they had made. The choir brought a lump to my throat and the children read the poem beautifully.

“I felt very proud to be associated with the school in some small way.”

The school also held an Armistice Day assembly where the children observed the two minute silence, sang two hymns and thought about how lucky they were to be able to live in a democratic and free society.