Brookwood Cemetery Visit - Owls Class
On Tuesday 13th November, Owls Class of Brookwood Primary travelled to the famous Brookwood Cemetery, accompanied by their teachers and parent volunteers. They made their journey to the cemetery after lunch from 1.30pm - 3pm. The class walked down Connaught Road to the train station where they entered the cemetery under the subway.
Owls Class went to pay their respects and continue their learning on the history of Brookwood Village. The class was supported by Mr Gunning, Mrs Coe and some parent helpers. However, Owls Class were not the only class to enjoy the cemetery, the whole of the school went this week.
The class spent most of their time in the military cemetery where they saw Australian, English, American, Canadian and Italian sections. In addition, they saw one grave of an unknown soldier. Whilst observing the graves, one of the children announced, "I find it sad actually because a few people cost millions of deaths."
There were lots of emotions but the overriding feeling was humility and sadness.
Written by Charlie