Remembrance Week 4th – 8th November 2013
In preparation for the 100th Anniversary of World War One, we investigated the story of local soldier, Nelson Victor Carter V.C. He was born in Eastbourne, grew up in nearby Hailsham, ran away to join the army, was sent home after an operation, and rejoined when war was declared in 1914. As the Company Sergeant Major for the 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, he left for France in March 1916 and was killed during the Battle of Boar’s Head on 30th June 1916. His bravery that day meant he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Our Year 3-6 classes used Nelson as inspiration for their week, while children in the nursery and years 1 and 2, took time to think about and thank all those who keep them safe. The week culminated in a Remembrance Service at St Richard’s Church and an exhibition of the children’s work.