Greenleaf took a moment today to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice and also to remember all those, from whichever country, who have sacrificed their lives in wars and conflicts around the globe.
Thank you to our friends at the Royal British Legion who joined us and made our assembly even more special. A bugler played the Last Post, with the standards dipped, followed by the exhortation, by Andy, one of the ex-servicemen:
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them.”
The end of the one minute’s silence was signalled by the bugler playing the Reveille.
Throughout, the children were incredibly respectful. This was a very poignant event for staff and children and one which will stay in our memories for ever!
Greenleaf in touching distance to a Gold Medal winner!
We were honoured to welcome the Gold Medallist Athlete, Bianca Williams, to our assemblies this week. She shared stories of her journey to excellence; describing commitment, determination, resilience and what can be achieved through hard work.
She inspired us all. Thank you so much for taking time out of your training schedule to come and motivate us all. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing her again soon.
So much has happened since we arrived on Monday – visits to the beach, Honfleur (a beautiful Normandy port), an apple and cider farm and today – the most amazing dairy farm, where all the children got to milk a cow … by hand!
The children have had a full day filled with amazement at the eurotunnel crossing, shock at the french baker with his big stick, joy at making (ish) a croissant and tasting them and delight at Dieppe and its fabulous beach. Check back tomorrow forphotos when hopefully Mrs Soulard’s computer will connect to the internet!