King James I’s Parliament, in 1605, officially declared November 5th as a day of thanksgiving to celebrate the monarch’s survival. The public marked the occasion by igniting gunpowder to represent the explosives that were never used in Guy Fawkes’ failed plot, a tradition that carries on today with our colourful firework displays. The Gomer Community fully embraced this tradition with an awesome Firework Spectacular on Tuesday evening. The firework display, provided by Glitter Events, was awesome and attended by the vast majority of our community. The FROGJS and POGOS worked superbly with the school to enable a fabulous family event. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening and with thanks to the PTAs and the staff who gave their time to make the event possible. We have raised some fabulous funds for the schools too. In honour of Guy Fakwes:

Remember, remember, the fifth of November,

Gunpowder, treason and plot.

I see no reason

Why gunpowder treason

Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent

To blow up the King and the Parliament

Three score barrels of powder below

Poor old England to overthrow

By God’s providence he was catch’d

With a dark lantern and burning match

Holler boys, holler boys, let the bells ring

Holler boys, holler boys

God save the King!

5th November 2021
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