Our events for Remembrance took the form of daily assemblies for each year group, Senior Student Leaders and our Headteacher, joining the Bury Parade on Remembrance Sunday and marking Armistice Day with the playing of The Last Post and displaying a vast array of poppies in our STEAM Garden, with students bowing their heads to observe the silence in total respect. Some of our students and Mr Whitehead also attended the Armistice Day Service in the Lancashire Fusiliers Gallipoli Garden.
The assemblies, delivered by Mr B White, began with the First World War, now over one hundred years ago. They poignantly recounted the diary of Jules Wood and fives days in his life in 1916 at the frontline. His account showed the horror of trench warfare.
Remembrance Day is not just about the First World War. Although the symbol of the Poppy is derived from the fields of poppies that grew on the battlefield. The Red Poppy is warm as a symbol to remember all soldiers from Britain, the Commonwealth, her allies and their families. Poppies were sold by students throughout the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday.
All our students have been left in no doubt, clearly understanding why Remembrance is so important.