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Remembrance Tree

Last term we had a special whole school assembly to commemorate 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme.

The children had the opportunity to be involved in a national poetry competition inspired by a tree that became a poignant symbol of hope during the battle; the Hornbeam tree was the only one left standing in Delville Wood, northern France, after the area was flattened during two months of heavy fighting, nearly 100 years ago.  We were delighted to hear that we had been selected from all the entries to receive a commemorative Hornbeam tree.

The tree was planted at school on the 7th November with support from the Royal British Legion who spoke to the children in assembly and helped us commemorate the planting of the tree alongside some of the children who were involved in the poetry competition. On Friday staff and children will represent South Farnham School at the Remembrance service at Gostrey Meadow where we have also been invited to read some poetry written by the children.  

You are invited to join us at the Junior site for our Remembrance Assembly which will take place on 11th November, starting at 10.40am in the hall.