Newtownabbey pupils send birthday wishes to Colonel Tom Moore

Children from Abbots Cross Primary School have sent a special birthday message to Colonel Tom Moore.

Students created a banner for outside the Doagh Road school.

Col Moore, who is celebrating his 100th birthday today, received plaudits from across the UK after raising over £30m for the NHS by recently walking laps of his garden.

Pupils at the Doagh Road school wanted to wish the World War Two veteran a very happy birthday.

Students attending school this week prepared a banner as part of their heartfelt gesture.

Children made cards for the World War Two veteran.

Commenting on the effort, their teacher, Mr Anthony said: “I think we’ll have to make him a second one now that he’s a Colonel!

“Pupils in school designed the banner while the children still at home designed some beautiful birthday cards for him.”

Miss Montgomery (teaching assistant), added: “Even though we’re apart, for now, we’re all in this together.”


Pupils made birthday cards for Col Moore.

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