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Holbeach Bank Academy pupils remember D-Day





Primary school pupils paid tribute to the bravery of allied forces who took part in the D-Day landings.

Holbeach Bank Academy youngsters and staff gathered around the school’s yew tree to mark the 80th anniversary of the operation.

Glen and Witham classes created a beach scene around the tree with model small boats arriving on the sands and silhouettes of planes flying through the sky.

Pupils and staff at Holbeach Bank Academy gather around the yew tree to remember those who served in D-Day PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Pupils and staff at Holbeach Bank Academy gather around the yew tree to remember those who served in D-Day PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Nene class wrote and recited their tribute poems which explained the story of Operation Overlord in rhyming couplets.

Welland Class sang the wartime song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and discussed the symbolism of those lyrics.

A school spokesman said: “We were joined by our chair of governors, Jenny Worth who is delighted that the lock-down tradition of gathering around the Yew Tree on significant occasions continues long after the Covid restrictions.”



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