Remembrance Day always falls on the 11th November with Remembrance Sunday being held on the nearest Sunday. As a nation we remember those who died in the two world wars and in any conflict since.
Remembrance Day is usually observed at St James’ Catholic Primary School with a beautiful Remembrance Service in the school hall including a minutes silence, appropriate readings and prayers and the Last Post, usually played by one of our own brass teachers. It is always a beautiful and moving occasion and we are always surrounded by our poppy based art work.
In 2020 when we couldn’t gather we displayed our work outside in the Peace Garden. took it in turns to visit and had a facebook live service of remembrance that everyone watched on their screens.
In 2021, we held an outdoor Remembrance Service outside at the front of the school and were delighted by how many friends and neighbours “joined” us on the other side of the fence, Each class brought a wreath, a big poppy or a piece of art work to place on our prayer focus. We held our silence and Mrs Kinder played the Last Post.
Since Covid, we are delighted to return to our Remembrance Service in the Hall.
Members of Hattersley Brass Band are also honoured to be asked to play at the Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Werneth Low each year. In 2021 Mrs Kinder represented us and played solo.