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Lest we forget

This week students at St Matthias marked Remembrance Day. An enthusiastic team of students created a fantastic display centred around a life size silhouette of a soldier. Hundreds of poppies were carefully placed to cascade around the soldier with the words ‘Lest we forget’ as a reminder to warn people against forgetting those who fought and died for their country.

Two students were filmed reading the poem Flanders Fields by John McCrae. This was then shown around school before the silence which took place, at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, when as a school we came together to collectively remember fallen soldiers.

Student comments:

“I really enjoyed being a part of the Remembrance Day display! I think it is important that we remember those who fought and sadly lost their lives ” Katie

“As an army cadet I was really pleased to be asked to lead the team doing the poppy display. After the work I have done I remember how important it is to remember all the soldiers who lost their lives during the war” Alani

“I really enjoyed being asked to be a part of this because I had never done this before. I was proud to read the poem” Alfie

“As a future army officer I enjoyed participating in a historical event and taking part in something inspirational” Keira M

“I enjoyed being a part of making this display because it reminds us to remember those who fought and lost their lives in the war” Keira H


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