Pupils pay trib­ute to our war he­roes

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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

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