the Peace Tree planting
On Wednesday 11th November, the whole school gathered together on the ‘back fields’ to complete a task begun nearly 100 years ago. Along with children from St. Saviour’s Infants and St. Mark’s, parents and members of the community, we planted a replacement for the recently felled memorial tree, the Peace Oak, first planted in memory of the ex-pupils and Headmaster of St. Saviour’s Boys’ School who gave their lives in World war I. Just as in 1919, the Peace Oak was planted by pupils from the school but, this time, we added a commemorative plaque (donated by Langbridge’s) and a poppy cross for each of the named soldiers on the memorial in the school library. The Mayor of Bath also joined us for what he described as, “A really moving commemoration”. Many thanks to all of you who made a donation towards the tree, through sponsoring the ‘Muftree Day’ in school or who provided the poppy crosses.