For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today

Throughout this week (5th to 9th November), school has been celebrating the centenary of WW1 by organising a week of commemorative school based activities.  100 years ago, the guns fell silent and as a school, we want to play our part in thinking about all of those who lived through this tragic and remarkable time.  It is time to say thank you and remember all they did for us.

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Students have been busy making clay poppies in the style of the 2014 Tower of London poppies, recycling plastic bottles in to poppies to mark our commemoration on the railings outside of the school gate, researching local soldiers who left Sunbury to fight in WWI, making wartime biscuits, studying war poetry, learning about medicine on the frontline during 1914-18 and various other activities. 

Please see full details and articles in our special newsletter ‘Lest We Forget’, which you will find in the newsletter section on this website. 

Here are just some of the wonderful comments we received from the local community:

“I just wanted to thank you all for the beautiful Armistice Centenary Display on your front gates.  It was very poignant reading the information about the local people and the touching tributes by the students.  On behalf of Sunbury, very many thanks once again.”

“May I compliment the pupils and staff of Sunbury Manor School on the memorial display at the front gate?  It is a simple and poignant gesture, effectively carried out.  Thank you.”

“I am a local resident and a regular user of the Sunbury Leisure Centre and took time yesterday to look at the display you have installed on your school railings.  I was very moved by the work and felt compelled to write. The thought that went into the assignment, by both the staff who set it and the children who completed, it was clear. It was an inspired way to connect in a very real and human way, with events, which took place so very long ago, and it did a brilliant job of demonstrating the scale of sacrifice, bravery and loss suffered by people living in the very houses we pass each day.  With warm thanks.”

“I just wanted to say what a beautiful poppy tribute outside the school.  After seeing all the lovely comments on Facebook I did a detour this morning and was truly touched to see how the young people have honoured the fallen.  Thank you.”


Posted on: 09/11/2018