The Chelsea Pensioners are a group of retired British soldiers who live at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. Founded in 1682 by King Charles II, the Royal Hospital Chelsea was originally built to provide a safe and secure retirement home for disabled soldiers.
Today, the Chelsea Pensioners continue to be an important part of British life, and each year they undertake several public engagements, including visits to schools. We are very lucky that the Chelsea Pensioners will be visiting Willows next week.
These retired British soldiers have served their country with distinction, and they will be sharing their stories with us as part of the celebration of Remembrance Sunday. This is a rare opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of what it was like to serve in conflicts ranging from World War II to the Falklands War. The Chelsea Pensioners are also an important symbol of hope and resilience, and we are honored to have them with us on this special day.
If any Parents would like to share in this special visit, please let us know.