Our Academy honoured our heroes with a Remembrance Service, a two-minute silence plus a whole school read.
Reverend Eddie Roberts joined us to mark Armistice Day with heartfelt service to honour our heroes in a special assembly to Year 7s. The one-hour service involved our Year 11 pupils reciting poems and our cadets’ making an act of remembrance.
Olivia, a Year 11 pupil, said: “I think that the remembrance ceremony was a great way to celebrate and remember the lives lost during the war.”
The service also had a roll of honour to pay tribute to the ‘old boys’, former pupils of our school, who lost their lives during the Second World War. We ended with a two-minute silence and staff and pupils throughout our academy joined in.
Ellie, Year 11 pupil, said: “I believe it is important to remember our fallen soldiers, without them we wouldn’t be where we are today.”
To further remember our fallen soldiers, throughout the day, pupils will read an extract from a book in each lesson. Stories will be read from Home Again: Stories about Coming Home from War produced in partnership with The Royal British Legion. Each story reflects a different experience of the end of the war and demonstrates the diversity of backgrounds, skills and perspectives that the men and women involved brought to the war effort.
We respect those who served to protect us and we commemorated this throughout our academy day.