Bader Marks the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War One

To commemorate one hundred years since the end of World War I, the children of Bader Primary School engaged in a two-week unit of work culminating with a shared act of remembrance.

The two week focus in school began with a surprise visit from a life sized model of a WWI soldier, sourced by our Head Teacher, Mr David Hodgson.

The solider greeted the children in their Monday morning assembly and became the stimulus for learning in literacy lessons, history and PSHCE.

The whole school, from our Early Learners through to our Year 6 children, contributed to our striking poppy display in the school entrance hall. The children showcased their creativity by making poppies in a variety of styles and with a range of media.

The children also enjoyed an assembly led by one of our teachers, Miss Wood, on the life and achievements of Major Cooper, a soldier from Stockton who was awarded the Victoria Cross.

To celebrate the learning that had taken place across the two weeks, parents and carers were invited into the classrooms to see first-hand what the children had been engaged in. Whilst in school, the parents joined the children and staff in a one minute silence. The act of remembrance was made all the more meaningful as another of our teachers, Miss Robson, played The Last Post on her cornet.

Finally, Bader Parliament, along with members of school staff, attended the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday to pay tribute to those who served during the First World War laying a wreath while they were there.