4th Jul, 2022

Rembrance Sunday: Poem by 10-year-old Berkswell pupil

Lauren Clarke 13th Nov, 2016

A year 6 trip took us on a visit to the Somme

Where sadness and respect took over each and everyone

The thought of the war in those 5 terrible years

Took so many lives and brought so many tears

Weapons and barbed wire were found underground

Trenches and memories scattered around

Soldiers fought and risked their lives

With guns in hand and pocket knives

We followed our guide down into the trench

No seating was there, not even a bench

How long did they stand in these deep dark holes

I can only imagine, they must have felt like moles

We are the lucky ones, we get to go home

Leaving behind the memories on stone

Where fighting once happened poppies grow high

In memory of soldier where once they did lie

By Ava-Grae Jackson

Aged 10

Berkswell School

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