Mr White delivered powerful, thought provoking, assemblies to all our year groups this week, on the theme of Remembrance. His focus this year, 100 years since the armistice for The First World War, was how we commemorate those who lost their lives.
Ten million soldiers from all countries lost their lives in the First World War. The ceremony at The Menin Gate, where every day at 8pm the Last Post is played, was outlined and there was particular focus on the Tomb of The Unknown Warrior, situated in Westminster Abbey. This honours the unknown dead of the First World War.
The importance of wearing a poppy to remember was stressed and how the money raised helps the work of the Royal British Legion.
On Friday the student subject leaders, from the History Department, will attend the Fusiliers Museum in Bury, to remember the fallen and members of our Student Senior Team will present a wreath at the Cenotaph, in Bury, on Sunday. Mr Holt will play the Last Post in school, later this week, as we ensure that all our students have the chance to remember and reflect.