Smalley will always remember.
On Wednesday we held our annual Remembrance service which as always was led by our Year 6 children.
Members of our whole community attended the service including parents, grandparents, governors, ptfa, the Church, Parish Council, Smalley Old Boys and neighbours from the village. It was the best attendance we have ever had and lovely to see so many people there.
The children were amazing, especially our year 6 and what stood out was the respect that they displayed as they led the service with such confidence.
Everyone commented on how moving the service was which brought many to tears.
It was completed as is tradition at the memorial in our car park where children laid wreaths kindly with the chairman of Smalley Old Boys kindly donated by them and the Parish Council to remember those who died in the war that attended our school. We were very lucky to have such a talented professional musician, Phil Reckless, join is to play the last post and during some of our hymns.
This is one of our finest traditions here at Smalley and our year 6 children did us proud, set the bar high and have now passed the baton on to our year 5 class ready for next year.
I hope it continues to go from strength to strength for many years and that one day I will be invited back as a Smalley Old Boy!
Thank you children for leading the service so well.