Councillor Webber visits Ty Gwyn
Councillor Webber was so moved by the Remembrance Day work completed by our KS3 learners she had seen on Wicid TV (RCT YEPs' TV channel), she came to visit us today.
Councillor Webber visited Mrs Rigby's class and spoke at length to Dylan and Gage about their work on WWI and II, their focus on the role of the animals and the impact of conflict. She read some of their poetry and narrative writing in response to Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful book and was so impressed by the evocative language and deep maturity shown. The learners' care for those who died and their families left behind was clear to see and hear.
Councillor Webber also admired the other displays of red and purple poppies, personalised medals and thoughtful reflections across Y7, 8 and 9.
Councillor Webber is the Armed Forces champion in RCT Council and has invited us to be part of the commemoration next year which will also mark 50 years since the Falklands War, where some local soldiers were killed in action. We will be very honoured to attend and commemorate the sacrifices they made for the freedoms we enjoy today.
"When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today."
John Maxwell Edmonds