Today, was a very reflective day for the children at Cypress Upper. We have made poppies to wear as we have not been able to donate and wear a poppy from the usual Royal British Legion poppy-sellers we see at this time. We had a very thoughtful assembly led by Mrs Rose and Miss Prideaux and thought hard about why we wear poppies every year. We thought about those service men and women in history, who had sacrificed their lives for us and we also thought about those ensuring our freedom and safety now. We also gave thanks for all of the NHS workers who are battling on a new ‘frontline’ and helping to defend us from a very different threat. Today we felt very grateful and humbled by sacrifices others have made and are currently making for us. Year groups gathered, socially distant on play areas around the school to mark the two minute silence and listened to the poem ‘The Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon delivered by socially distant house captains. We definitely will never forget.