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Remembrance Day

This week we marked Remembrance Day across the school. During form time students had the opportunity to learn and ask questions about remembrance. There was also a poetry competition across school. The student ambassadors led assemblies across the school and also organised a fantastic whole school display to give everyone a focal point for remembrance. As a final mark of respect, at the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month the school fell silent as we held a two minutes silence, taking the opportunity to reflect on all of our learning across the week.


Student comments:


“Remembrance Day is important because they lost their lives so we can be here today” Benny


“I think Remembrance Day should be remembered throughout history and time. It remembers all of the people who have fought for our country” Jordan


“I think Remembrance Day is very important because of the millions of people that have died for our country and so that we don’t make the same mistake of going into war again” Evanas


“We should remember the soldiers that didn’t hesitate to do anything and went to fight for the country and their families so that we could be free” Harguleen.


Writing competition:


We received some fantastic entries to our Remembrance Day writing competition. The winner of the competition was Sonal in Y8. Runners up prizes went to Casey in Y9, Maryam Y9 and Caitlin Y9. A special mention to all of the students in 9JHY who entered the competition – this form group submitted the most entries overall!


Remembrance Day by Sonal


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.


Laurence Binyon's Poem For The Fallen


Slowly the sun rose in the sky,

As a butterfly flew by.

In the sky I watched a gaggle of geese,

Suddenly, there was no more peace

It turned dark, the geese had gone,

Clouds of smoke, bang went a bomb,

Gunfire filled the sky with lights

I hoped there would be an end to this flight


A poppy appeared

Thousands more grew

The end was in sight



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