Festival of Remembrance 2014
The children took part in activities to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and respected the annual Armistice Day minute silence. The children were invited to dress up in clothing from the time, which included injured soldiers, nurses, airmen and sailors. Some of the children from Year 2 to Year 6 visited Orleans House Gallery and learned about the Belgium refugees who came to Richmond in 1914. A range of art media was used to create a Belgian shop front with sculptures of 'treasured things from home' placed in the window.
As part of our commemoration, donations were also made to the Homeless Charity SPEAR in order to give something to others and show our gratitude for those who gave their all for us. Many thanks to you all for your kind cooperation in this thought-provoking day. We hope you enjoy these photos, there are more on the photo gallery please follow the link below:
To find out more about Orleans House please visit http://www.richmond.gov.uk/orleans_house_gallery