Remembrance Week 2016

08 November 2016

Remembrance week 2016


Each morning pupils have taken part in a reflective assembly. The assembly focused on the sacrifices made by soldiers from WWI onward. Within the assembly, students heard a first-hand account of life in the trenches from Harry Patch who was known as the last surviving Tommy. Harry Patch's testimony spoke of the tragedy he faced when his friends were gunned down on the battlefield. 

Students heard extracts from letters compiled by soldiers which would be delivered if they were killed in active duty. Gunner Lee Thornton who was killed in Iraq in 2006 spoke of his love for his fiance Helen. The assembly focused on the vital work of the British Legion, and the importance of wearing a poppy with pride.  At the end of the assembly students reflected on why it is so important to remember, and created personal messages of remembrance which are now displayed around school.

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During sacred time, pupils have reflected on remembrance and explored local soldiers who fought during WWI.
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Year 7 took part in a special event when they watched the iconic 'All Quiet on the Western Front'. Whilst watching students completed an activity focused on the physical and psychological effects of trench warfare during WWI.


The remembrance week came to a conclusion with the annual remembrance ceremony. Staff, Students, Father Swanson and Governors joined together to remember those who have given their lives in conflict. Students released white balloons which symbolised peace and contained special remembrance messages from our students. 


Here are some photographs from today's ceremony.

Remembrance 2016


 Also the video from the service:

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