We had a special Remembrance Day worship this morning. A Lieutenant from the British Army spoke to us about what it means to serve, and the sacrifices that are made when serving. He also showed us all the items kept in his army backpack.
We had a video link from a soldier who is walking 100 miles from The Menin Gate in Belgium to The Centotaph in London – chosen alongside 99 other soldiers from the army to take part in this special walk.
The children sang ‘Remember’ beautifully, which you can listen to below.
During the week, each class has made a wreath as part of our activities to commemorate the end of WWI.
We look forward to two representatives from 3CB laying wreaths at the Basingstoke Remembrance Day Service on Sunday.
The ‘Friends of St Mark’s CofE Primary School’ was formed early in the life of the school. All parents are automatically members and a thriving committee organises social events for children and adults and fund-raising events such as Key Stage discos, Easter Egg Hunts and Summer Fun days.
Over the last few years the ‘Friends’ have donated money that has contributed towards extra resources to benefit the children at St. Mark’s which has included playground equipment and books for the school library.
Thank you so much for your support for our Harvest festival today. We are over whlemed with your generosity. The food will be shared between Foodbank and May Place, both of which support those in need in Basingstoke. Thank you.
Please find below the Autumn Term newsletters for each year group, as well as the presentations from the curriculum evenings. We look forward to seeing Years 4 and 5 parents on Wednesday 19th September (Y4 6:30pm, Y5 7:15pm).
We had a great time in our Friday Worship today as we met Boris the Robot! He helped us learn about the first two ‘high fives’; “Don’t forget to let love in”, and “Too much selfie isn’t healthy”. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.