Pupils from Low Road Primary School in Hunslet and Windmill Primary School in Belle Isle visited the War Memorial in Hunslet Cemetery this morning (10 November 2023) to pay their respects ahead of Remembrance Day.
The delegations were made up of the Head Boys and Girls from each school. The Year 6 pupils have been studying the meaning of the Remembrance and the members of the armed forces that have died in the World wars and other conflicts.
Each school brought a wreath which was laid at the Cross of Sacrifice after the reading of the poems For The Fallen and In Flanders Fields. This was followed by an impeccably observed two minute silence.
The wreaths carried the inscription:
“Lest we forget
“They gave their tomorrows so we could have our todays”
The children were accompanied by Andy Gamble, Executive Headteacher at the Low Road and Windmill Music Federation and Mrs Troughton, Federation Headteacher.
Andy Gamble read the inscription on the stone lain in honour of Private William Butler VC and explained that he had grown up in Hunslet and Belle Isle having been a coal miner at Middleton Colliery.
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