We will remember them.....
To mark Remembrance Day, Class 10 have been learning the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae. We learned the poem by heart so that we could have a class performance. The pupils have reflected so thoughtfully on what each line means in the poem and have shown such lovely respect for why it is so important to never forget the millions of soldiers who went off to war and never returned.
In class worship, we have been reflecting on perseverance. We discussed our understanding of what it means to persevere and what we can do when we find this difficult. Cerys explained that "you have to believe in yourself". Oliver reflected that having faith can help you to not give up. We looked at a quote from the bible which sparked some interesting discussions:
I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7
We worked in small groups on a challenge which required a great deal of perseverance, where we had to build a tower of playing cards. It was lovely to hear our friends encouraging us to not quit and giving us words of encouragement if our towers collapsed!