Armistice Day 2018 – World War 1 Centenary Celebrations
Stockport Parade of Light
This year our Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils have been invited to take part in Stockport Council’s Parade of Light procession. This is a local event happening to commemorate the end of World War 1, exactly 100 years ago.
The children have been invited to work with two professional artists to create lanterns in school which will be carried through the town on Sunday 11th November. This is a very special opportunity as only three local schools have been invited to take part and we are very proud to be one of them. The Mayor, local dignitaries and members of the Royal British Legion will be present for the ceremony.
The Heros of St. Thomas’ Exhibition at Stockport Art Gallery
Over the next few weeks all of the children of St. Thomas’ will also be working alongside local artist Pauline Wood to create an exhibition at Stockport Art Gallery in remembrance of all the lost souls and to recognise the sacrifices they made. This will include a display of artwork, poetry and sculpture.
In the school hall we have a memorial to the 147 ex-pupils of St. Thomas’ who lost their their lives during the 1st World War. For one small school alone this is an awful lot of men to lose. The children have been asked to decorate a jar with a message of remembrance/thanks, they will be filled with a tealight and displayed in the window of the memorial exhibition; there will be one jar for each of those 147 men named on the memorial.
The Heros of St. Thomas’ Exhibition will run from 11th November 2018 – 20th February 2019 at Stockport Art Gallery. Please make every effort to visit the exhibition with your child/children to see the wonderful things they have been up to and to honour the 147 ex-pupils of St. Thomas’ who gave their lives for us.