Remembrance service at nursery

From left, nursery practitioner Helen Winsborough, Frankie Shearn, three, Sofia Hearn, three, Ruquayya Bandali, three, caretaker Roy Day who showed the children his medals,  nursery practitioner Sharon Riley,and Aniket Payala, four ''Picture: Sarah Standing (151885-715)

From left, nursery practitioner Helen Winsborough, Frankie Shearn, three, Sofia Hearn, three, Ruquayya Bandali, three, caretaker Roy Day who showed the children his medals, nursery practitioner Sharon Riley,and Aniket Payala, four ''Picture: Sarah Standing (151885-715)

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YOUNGSTERS were joined by a former submariner to mark Remembrance Day.

About 30 pupils at St Jude’s Nursery in Southsea stood outside for the two minutes’ silence on Sunday in front of a display of poppies.

Deputy head teacher and special needs co-ordinator Helen Marshall said Royal navy veteran Roy Day joined the three and four-year-old children for the service.

Ms Marshall said: ‘Mr Day wore his medals and his blazer and he stood with the staff and children for the two minutes’ silence.

‘At the end of the two minutes Mr Day read the final lines of the poem For the Fallen.’

Ms Marshall said it was important to keep commemorating Remembrance Day and teaching children about its meaning.

She said: ‘I think the younger children start learning about it the better they will be able to understand it.

‘We need to give thanks to those who died in so that we can be free. We also have some children in our nursery who are from military families.’

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