Pupil’s poem moves war veterans to tears

10-year-old Colleen Devlin moved two war veterans to tears when she read her own remembrance poem to them at Stockport war memorial.

A Soldiers Poem

They died in such a tragic way
Heroes they were in every way
And in their graves is where they lie
Never ever will we say goodbye
Killed and killed there are so many

Young and old they died together
Over and over no matter the weather
Uncontrollably a lot were slayed and
that is why this poem was made.

Thank you to all the men and women who helped and fought in the wars, we salute you and will always remember you. Amen

Colleen wrote the poem, which she dedicates to all who have fallen and her great granddad Gerrard Murphy, and read it to the veterans as she visited the cenotaph with her father.

The veterans were so moved by Colleen’s poem that they arranged for her to see mayor of Stockport, councillor Kevin Hogg, who has invited her to read the poem at his annual charity show at the Plaza theatre.

Remembrance Day at Stockport Grammar

Stockport Grammar fell silent at 11am on Remembrance Day as we remembered those members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

Cadets with wreath

Pupils lay wreath at Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme

Following a pair of remembrance assemblies, 100 Old Stopfordians joined us for lunch during which our third and fourth year pupils who recently visited the French and Belgian battlefields of the first world war spoke about their trip.

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