Pupils to read poetry to mark 70th anniversary of D-Day

The Bolton News: Thousands of allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy Thousands of allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy

PUPILS from a Tyldesley primary school will read their own war poems at a service to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

The poems were written when Tyldesley Royal British Legion visited St George’s Central CE Primary School in November to talk to pupils about remembrance and the poppy appeal. Jack Robinson, from the Tyldesley RBL, said: “I thought the poems were so good I decided to put them into print and produced a book with all the poems in.

“On June 15 we will be attending St George’s Church and during the service each child will read out their own poem. We will then present them with a free copy and a branch certificate for their efforts.

“We will also present our standards for blessing along with local scouts and cubs.”

On June 6, 1944, 156,115 allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy in what is widely considered the beginning of the end of the Second World War. Everyone is welcome to the service, tomorrow, Friday, which starts at 10.15am.

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