What is Remembrance Sunday for?

1st December 2000 at 00:00
Remembrance Sunday (Friday, November 10) reminded me of my girlfriend's teaching practice. Her school had organised a minute's silence. At 11am, everyone stood still, with the exception of one boy who kicked a football against a wall. My girlfriend challenged him about this. His reponse? "I can do what I want! It's a free country." Perhaps he needs to study his British history a little more.

Craig Staples Saltash, Cornwall Send your letters to Jill Craven, Friday magazine, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX. Or email: jill.craven@tes.co.uk

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