We Will Remember Them

Miss Carter, why are you wearing a flower?

One of the pillars of quality English learning is to experience new cultures. Fortunately, we have native teachers who can easily open the eyes of the students to different cultural ideas.  

Poppies are symbolic of those who served and sacrificed during the war. Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed by the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth since the end of the First World War. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we observe a 2-minute silence to remember those who lost their lives because of war.

The children’s reaction to Remembrance Day was humbling, one child pointed out that this would be on a Friday and that we would all be together. As a class, they decided they wanted to be part of my memorial day and join me in observing a two-minute silence.  

It can be difficult to be away from home during these cultural events where the whole community comes together as one. One can even say it provokes a little bit of homesickness. However, it is comforting to know that I have my little supporters who will be there to share this special time with me.  Lest we forget.  

Daisy Carter, Primary Teacher Grade 3&4

Schule Buchrain

Adlermatte 10
6033 Buchrain


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