Holy Trinity Primary School, Halifax, held a number of events within school to coincide with the ‘Football Remembers’ initative.
It started with a special remembrance service on Monday morning where our very own ‘Poppy river’ was unveiled. Inspired by the Tower of London poppies, our PTA, Friends of Holy Trinity, arranged for children and parents to hand make fabric poppies. They could buy a kit containing the material and the proceeds were donated to The British Legion.
All the poppies were then sown on to the ‘river’ and displayed outside by our memorial clock along with a red ribbon from each class window for the whole week.
Other events during the week included our MUGA pitch transformed into a ‘no-man’s land’ so the children could re-enact the Christmas Truce, a bunker complete with ration pack, old newspapers and books about life during the war and the school archives were opened so that the children could learn about what it was like at Holy Trinity 100 years ago.
In addition, children planted 100 native tree saplings to commemorate the 100-year anniversary. A plaque has also been planted alongside them.