I was pleased to have attended two very different events at school during the last few days. First of all, the Remembrance Day Assembly last Friday which was a very fitting and poignant time that gently gave the children an insight into the Great War and of those from Ashton had gone to fight for their country. After the welcome by Mrs Peacey and an explanation on what is Remembrance. Mrs Dodge read out the names of those who gave their lives, then candles were lit for each of them by the children followed by the poem “Flanders Field” and the reading “They shall not grow old”. The Assembly finished with the singing of “One day the sun will rise on a bright new morning” which was so apt for this morning. We then gathered around the War Memorial for “Last Post” as heads were bowed and the two minutes’ silence were observed at 11.00am. The sounding of the Reveille was then played followed by Mrs Shiels reading “When you go home” and Mrs Emond concluding with the Poem “We shall keep the faith” It was a very special occasion
On Tuesday afternoon there was a real treat from the Choir Club who sang their hearts out, the children were really pleased to be singing with Mrs. Stephenson and Mrs Emond helped by Olivia. We are blessed at Ashton in having such a dedicated teaching staff who at the end of their working day throw themselves wholeheartedly into running after school clubs. Thank you all for your commitment and dedication.