Day of reflection

LESSONS about loss and compassion were shared at a special event at Mangotsfield School.

Marie Curie National Day of Reflection in March aimed to encourage children parents and members of the wider community to come together to show love and support for others by building a ‘Wall of Reflection’ and observing a minute’s silence.

Learning mentor Adeline Okpiyalele, who organised the event, said: “The commemorated and celebrated the people close to us who have died in the last two years or more.

“This unique day supported people who are grieving. We connected with each other and shared our compassion, love and active support so that no one had to grieve alone.”

More than a dozen students read out prayers and thoughts, and written contributions and pictures were attached to the Wall of Reflection.

The event was attended by local councillors Ian Boulton, Colin Hunt and retiring councillor Judy Adams, who said the experience was “very inspiring”.