Sixth Form students gave moving House assemblies all this week on the theme of Remembrance, in preparation for Remembrance Day on Sunday.
Olivia, Annabel, Oliver, Joe and Chloe talked about the significance of the emblem of the poppy, read poems and showed video testimonials from veterans of the World Wars as well as from the Afghanistan conflict.
In addition the theme of remembering the sacrifices of service men and women from the two World Wars, the team promoted the British Legion’s campaign of “Rethink Remembrance” to include those affected by more recent armed conflicts.
“Remembrance Day is for all service men and women who have died in all conflicts and also for those still serving today,” said one of the presenters. “Many are in need of support for injuries and some will need it for the rest of their lives. The poppy appeal helps this happen.”
Head Boy Oliver read the poem, Does It Matter by Seigfried Sasson and the students were reminded that all over the country, and indeed the world, people will commemorate Remembrance and the signing of the Armistice on Sunday at 11 O’Clock in the Morning and wreaths will be placed at the Cenotaph in London.
The assembly finished with silence and the students filed out of the hall in respectful silence.