Ombersley Remembers WW1 – Church Service

On Thursday 15th November we took part in our final event for the Ombersley Remembers Project. We were joined by Hindlip, Tibberton and Sytchampton schools, the Ombersley Handbell Ringers and members of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Association.

The service was held at St Andrews church, Ombersley. KS2 Ombersley opened the event by singing ‘We will remember them’ Then Year 4 read selections from the school log book from 1914-1918, bringing alive the children and headmaster form Ombersley school during that time. Hindlip and Tibberton school read a moving Peace Poem. Sytchampton told us the history of the poppy and recited Flanders Field. All the schools and the congregation joined in ‘I vow to thee my country’  The hand bell group played a selection of tunes including ‘Its a long way to Tipperary’ and ‘Rule Britannia’ . We were then given an overview of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters regiment during WW1. At 11 am we stood and listened to the bugle being played from the church balcony and had a minutes silence to remember those who died for us.

After the church service the schools visited the exhibition in the church, the war graves of the soldiers from WW1  and the WW1 Touring bell tent, with 2 historians from  Discover History, which was in the church grounds.

If you want to find out more about the project the website is www.ombersley-remembers.co.uk

This was a wonderful way to finish off the project. The children from Ombersley have worked hard during this project and we have been really proud of them. Well done all of you!