Ashton primary school's lovely tributes to Captain Sir Tom Moore

An Ashton primary school was deeply saddened to hear of Captain Sir Tom Moore's death and has been paying tribute to him in several ways. 

The national treasure, who raised over £32 million for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden at his Bedfordshire home in lockdown last year, sadly passed away last week at the age of 100

Really moved by the war veteran's incredible efforts, pupils at St Peter's CE Primary on Oxford Street had devised their own song with music teacher Mr Derbyshire to celebrate his 100th birthday last year. 

Last Wednesday (3 February), pupils and staff both in school and at home took part in a one-minute silence to reflect on Captain Sir Tom's truly remarkable life. 

They have also produced some stunning artwork and Year 2 pupils took part in a 100-step challenge around the school grounds. 

Deputy head teacher Chris Colvin said: "Pupils felt that Sir Tom really encompassed our Mustard Seed Vision of 'growing and learning' so we can become strong and dependable.  

"Mrs Ashworth, our Year One Teaching Assistant then displayed the stunning artwork in her local village, Grotton. 

"I really am so proud of how our whole school community has come together to celebrate the life of such a remarkable man." 

There have been many touching tributes locally to honour the memory of Captain Sir Tom. 

Pre-school children at ABC Day Nursery decided to walk 100 steps around the nursery garden in response to the sad news of his passing. The children marched around obstacles and celebrated with a big hoorah when they finished their 100 steps.

Meanwhile, the flag at Dukinfield Town Hall was flown at half mast as a mark of respect by Tameside Council on behalf of the borough's residents.

Images are some of the artwork created by pupils at St Peter's in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

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