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Lest We Forget: Honouring Remembrance Day

11 November 2020
Lest We Forget: Honouring Remembrance Day

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.”

Today is Remembrance Day and we have joined the rest of the country in remembering those who have fallen in war, observing two minutes of silence.

On Monday and Tuesday we held assemblies entitled 'Then and now'. The assembly was all about service and sacrifice. Students learnt about service and sacrifice in relation to WW2. They then related that to service and sacrifice during the pandemic. The assembly discusses the importance of symbols such as the poppy and the rainbow and the importance of remembrance gestures such as silence and clapping.

Today, we held a remembrance ceremony. During this ceremony we laid a poppy reef under the tree that we planted last week. Three students then read a remembrance poem and we will listened to The Last Post before having our moment of silence.

Remembrance Day falls every year on the 11th of November, the date in which the armistice was signed in 1918 to signify the end of World War One. The Great War, as it became known, devastated Europe, and claimed lives on a scale unlike any conflict that had been fought before.

On Remembrance day today, we remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth, the special contribution of families and of the emergency services, and the innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict.

Remembrance Day is a poignant event and we believe in showing the utmost respect for all of those who have given their lives in wars. Remembering the fallen in war helps pupils to recognise the human cost of conflict and stresses the importance of peace. However you are commemorating Remembrance Day, we wish you all the best.

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