On Friday afternoon we held our schools and community act of Remembrance.
We are exceptionally proud of every child and young person who attended and took part in the service.
They were joined by representatives from our community. There were attendees from Legion Scotland, Friends of Westfield Park, our churches, sheltered housing complexes, parent councils, community council, uniformed organisations, education department, Tesco, local councillors, MSPs and MPs.
Before the service started we enjoyed music from the joint primary schools choir.
During the service the children shared poems, information, their thoughts on remembrance and read to us from the Bible. Young people from our academies led us in an act of remembrance.
Rev Kinsey reminded us that courage is doing the right thing even when we’re frightened. That’s what the soldiers in WW1 did and that’s what we must do also.
Bridge of Don Academy choir concluded the service with the song ‘In Flanders Fields’.
Perhaps the most significant part of the service was the wreath laying. Mr Matt Fyfe from Oldmachar Legion Scotland laid the first wreath and then 9 children from our 9 schools representing over 2500 children followed his example. It was moving to watch the children learn from Mr Fyfe. That is what this project has been about. Children learning from older generations. Being taught who we must remember, why we must remember and how to remember.
“A very thought provoking and beautiful service, well done to everyone involved, all the children and schools did amazing. Lest we forget 🌺🌺🌺🌺”
“Lovely moving service and loved the message about doing the right thing. Well done to all involved.”
“A wonderful and amazing Afternoon well done to all for the vision and planning for this Memorable Event. I feel humbled by the Service.”
“A very thought provoking act of remembrance at St Columbas Church this afternoon. So lovely to see everyone coming together to remember.”
“The best way to honour them is to be the best people we can be. We will remember them.”
“They spoke so well. What a special service to commemorate the centenary.”