Mowden commemorates The Battle of the Somme

The Somme Centenary Remembrance Service at St. James’ Church

On Sunday the children and staff held a moving service to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. More than a million men were killed or wounded on both sides of the battle and lasted over 5 months, with the British suffering almost 60,000 causalities on the first day alone.

The service involved hymns, readings and music reflecting the cultural and military impact of the battle to help tell the story of the Somme. The children laid poppies and the fallen were remembered for their courage.

Reverend Sample encouraged the children to “realise the importance in learning to disagree well”.

A poem by Laurence Binyon, 1914

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
“Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning
“We will remember them.”

 

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