Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage, attended the unveiling of a poppy display created by Reception children at Giles Nursery and Infants School as a Remembrance Memorial. There was a short ceremony with a one minute silence to remember the fallen.
Stephen McPartland MP said, "I have been to many remembrance events over the past week and this is the one I have been looking forward to the most. I love that the children have put so much effort into their work." Head teacher, Rouane Mendel, added, "It’s a very special commemoration, and the fantastic work the children have done is absolutely fabulous."
Stephen McPartland also presented badges to members of the new School Council at a special assembly which the whole school attended, and parents of the new council members were also invited along. Stephen said, "It is always a pleasure to meet each member of the School Council and present them with their School Council badges. It is really nice that so many parents turned up to support the children. I enjoy working with the children and being a member of their Eco-committee."
All the children are asked whether they are interested in being part of the school council, and two are chosen from each class, with those in Year 2 being elected by their peers. The councillors work with Mrs McPartland, who leads the School Council as head of Year 2, on different areas to help improve the school.