On Monday 11th November at 11am, all staff and students at Teign School congregated on the tennis courts to remember those who had fallen. This year the school was joined by members of the community; Kingsteignton’s Mayor Councillor Dave Rollason, Councillor Ron Peart, Kingsteignton’s Town Crier Jackie Edwards alongside neighbours, school volunteers and the builders who are working on site. The Student Council accompanied the visitors around the site assisted by a collection of Teign students proudly wearing their cadets uniforms from a wide variety of local organisations. The students were very respectful during the readings and during the 2 minute silence you couldn’t hear a pin drop.
Head teacher Suzannah Wharf said:
“Taking the time from the busy school day to commemorate, reflect and remember those who have lost their lives or been affected by conflict and war is important for all of us. The children showed their respect through the two minute silence, their attention to what was being said and their support of their peers who had chosen to come in wearing cadet uniforms for the day. Our ethos at Teign of supporting one another and being centre of the community was really highlighted today and I would like to thank the children for showing the best of themselves during this serious and solemn occasion. Can I extend my thanks to our external guests who took the time from their schedules to come into the school to be with us today. It was wonderful to see our students sharing a little of their lives and interests with them.”
School volunteer, Ann Halse wrote to school after the event.
“Thank you so much for inviting us in this morning, the way the students observed the two minutes silence was a real credit to the school and staff. Thank you also for the refreshments and please say a big thank you to the Student Council for looking after us; it was a real pleasure to be there”, she wrote.