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As philanthropic encouragement school children are often introduced to relevant causes, concerns and issues, many of which can be so numerous and of such little local relevance that the intended effect can sometimes be diluted or nullified.
Not so for the remembrance service recently held at Brodick Primary School. There is little doubt that the plaque rededication service last week will forever be ingrained into every young mind, the memory placed there compassionately, gently and with a meaningful sense of history that will help shape their understanding of the tragedy of war, loss and sacrifice.
Melodic songs, local relateable stories and an understanding of the inclusivity of being part of local history all contributed to the poignancy and memorability of the event. It was a delight to witness an impactful service covering a delicate topic that hit home without leaving any residual negative remnants.
The involvement of the orators, teachers and the pupil participation ensured that humility, dignity, pride, compassion, history, sacrifice, empathy and a sense of community were the overriding lessons imparted on the day.
A truly memorable event that goes some way in explaining the calibre and humanity of the school’s pupils, past and present, that have left its humble doors over the years.