Please click above to view wartime memories from staff members of Beckstone Primary School and local Harrington residents.

We have put together a video using World War 1 photographs.
Animals, such as horses, dogs and pigeons, played an important part in the war.

Please click on the image below to view this video.

In 2011, Mrs Potts' class described the life of Walter Tull in their class assembly.

Their work resulted from research into Britain's first black outfield player (who played for Tottenham Hotspur around 100 years ago)
and who went on to be the first black army officer in the British Army.

He went on to lead his men in World War 1 where he was killed before the end of the war.

Please click on the image below to see a video of the story of his life.

What is Remembrance Day?

The second Sunday of November is Remembrance Sunday, also known as Remembrance Day.
At 11am men, women and children all across Britain hold a two minute silence to remember the millions who have died in war.
The silence is usually observed at war memorials, cenotaphs and religious services and shopping centres throughout the country.
The Royal Family, along with top politicians and religious leaders, gather at The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London for a service.

What is Armistice Day?

Armistice Day is on 11 November.
A two minute silence is observed at 11am on 11th day of the 11th month because this is when the Great War, or World War 1, came to end in
1918. But now, this anniversary is used to remember all the people who've died in wars since World War 1.

Why hold a two minute silence?

The first two minute silence in Britain was held on 11 November 1919, when King George V asked the public to observe a silence at 11am.
This was one year after the end of World War 1. He made the request so "the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead".

Why do people wear poppies?

The week before 11 November, you'll see people on the TV and in the streets wearing a poppy. Poppies are red flowers which are worn to show others that you are remembering those who died for their country. The reason poppies are used is because they are the flowers which grew on the battle fields after the World War 1 ended. Poppies are also used to raise money for all the old soldiers who are still alive.