Pupils pay tribute to our war heroes
Pupils from Mossvale and St James’ Primary School in Paisley put on a moving performance as they led Renfrewshire’s annual Children’s Remembrance Service.
Pupils of all ages from both schools delivered poetry and stories of remembrance as they showcased their learning about Armistice Day to their schoolmates, parents and members of the community.
They young people also sang a poignant rendition of Hero in tribute to our service personnel.
Veterans from the Royal British Legion Scotland – Paisley Comrades Division were in attendance and afforded the pupils the opportunity to ask questions about their experiences and the work of the Legion, before a minute’s silence was observed at 10am.
Chairman of the Royal British Legion (Paisley Comrades Division), Kenny Lipton, said:“The Children’s Service is extremely important as we don’t want another Great War, so we want the children to know what went before, so they grow up not wishing that on anybody.”
Renfrewshire’s Depute Provost Cathy McEwan attended the service.
She said:“It is important that the younger generation recognise the sacrifices that have been made to give them the lives they have today.
“The pupils’performance was fantastic and I congratulate everyone involved for their efforts.”
The weekend of remembrance will continue on Sunday as nine services are held in communities across Renfrewshire to mark Armistice Day and allow local people to pay their respects to those who have been lost.
For more information, and a full list of services, visit www. renfrewshire.gov.uk/ RemembranceServices2018.
Remembrance Renfrewshire pupils join ex-servicemen and depute provost Cathy McEwan and (right) sing up at the event