A special journey

Staff and pupils from St Michael in the Hamlet Primary School, Liverpool have been holding events in school to commemorate the WW1 centenary and even held a Christmas Truce football match as part of the commemorations.
One of the school’s parent governors, Tom Calderbank, the project leader for the creation of the Christmas Truce Statue created by artist Andy Edwards, had arranged for the statue to visit the school on the morning of 19 December before its journey to Flanders, to be unveiled at Messines, the town of the Christmas Truce football match. Headteacher Ruth Town, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for our school community to be part of the very special journey and was a memorable experience for our children and their families. Parents and carers were invited to join us for a hot drink and a mince pie, before joining all for a Christmas sing-song on the yard. As well as our Christmas songs, we sang ‘All Together Now’ by the Farm, which was composed in memory of the Christmas Truce. We also paid our respects to ex-pupils from our school who were ‘fallen’ servicemen during WW1”.
The statue is presently on display at Liverpool Cathdedral until 30 January.

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