Schools gather to remember the fallen - The Evesham Observer

Schools gather to remember the fallen

Evesham Editorial 17th Nov, 2019   0

YOUNGSTERS from six schools in Pershore were on hand for the annual Pershore Schools Armistice Service in the town.

More than 400 pupils from Pershore High School, Abbey Park First and Middle Schools, Orchard Primary School, Holy Redeemer Primary School and St Nicholas Middle School laid their wreaths on Pershore Commemorative Garden at the Commemorative Stone.

They were joined by honoured guests including the chairman of Wychavon District Council Coun Frances Smith and the Mayor and Mayoress of Pershore Coun Chris Parsons and Jan Parsons along with Veterans organisations inside the ancient Abbey Church.

The children spoke about the two World Wars and about the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles along with Pershore’s Peace Day commemorations in 1919.

Prayers were also made for the animals who served during conflicts and the new Warhorse monument unveiled on Remembrance weekend.

Afterwards, pupils from the Abbey Park confederation hosted a tea party for veterans where they sang Land of Hope and Glory and the national anthem.

Thanking the pupils afterwards, Coun Parsons said he and the town were rightly very proud of all the children for the respect and support they put into Remembrance each year and how it was always a service he was delighted to attend.


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