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NOTL schools remember Nov. 11 virtually



Niagara-on-the-Lake's elementary schools commemorated Remembrance Day last week with virtual ceremonies. 

At Crossroads Public School, "We had a traditional but virtual assembly with the whole school as well as about 20 families from our school community that chose to join us. Jamie Lunn from the War Amps spoke, and our Grade 8 students presented 'Brave Soldats.' " said principal Kate Fish.

Lunn, the public awareness officer for War Amps, was born missing her lower right arm. Her message to the students was about the importance of Nov. 11 and why Canadians need to be thankful.

She also spoke about herr life with not having use of her right arm, how War Amps supported her family when she was a child and how they still help her today.

The school also was adorned with poppy-inspired artwork created by students of all ages.

St. Michael Catholic school's Nov. 11 presentation was created by teacher Kristin Lingerfelt and the Grade 5-6 class.

"In addition to a liturgy, the class performed a variety of tableaux outside depicting both war and activities we enjoy in peace," said principal Janice Barretto Mendonca.

The presentation included pictures families sent in of those who served in previous conflicts and those who continue to serve "so it was very personalized to our school community," she said.

Students also wrote essays, poems and created posters of remembrance. A number of students also received awards from the Legion for the poster and essay submissions last year.

At Royal Oak Community School in Old Town, students visited the NOTL Museum's magnificent outdoor poppy display, while some in the early years class created artwork to commemorate Remembrance Day.



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