Today we held a whole-school assembly as part of the school’s traditional commemoration of the Armistice of WW1. With the 100-year anniversary of the Great War ending on 11/11/1918, it had particular poignancy.
The order of events included a talk by Ms Powell on the causes of WW1, a presentation by Mr Green on the importance of preserving memorials from the Great War, and a talk by Mr Ardron on discovering his own family links to WW1.
Four pupils from Year 7 – Thomas B, Rakan, Mohammed A and Illia - helped to bring the reality of the Great War to life by reading out extracts from the very vivid diary entries written by British soldier Harry Drinkwater, followed by a recital delivered by Aidan in Year 10 of the poem ‘A Soldier’s Cemetery’, by John Williams Streets.
All pupils observed the assembly in a professional and sensitive manner.