Remembrance Celebrations

Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, the school came together to mark a hundred years since the end of World War One. Pupils in year 3 – 6 joined Senior School pupils and staff for a Remembrance Assembly led by Mrs Woodcock. We enjoyed some reflective time to listen to music and poems and to hold a two minute silence. Congratulations to Amaya Karia who played the cello so beautifully. During the service Mrs Woodcock and our Head Girls read aloud the moving words of Mary Borden’s poem ‘The Song of the Mud’. This was followed by a reading of ‘There Lie Forgotten Men’ by Saskia from 6SM. Pupils in year 0 – 2 came together for a smaller commemoration in the Prep School Hall this afternoon led by Ms Boyd. Both services involved a period of silent reflection and provided time and space for all staff and pupils to remember the sacrifice made by so many in conflicts around the world.

You can view both poems here: The Song of the Mud and There Lie Forgotten Men.

Dr Wallace has also led assemblies on the advancements made during World War One and years 7-9 were given the opportunity to see a performance of ‘Dear Chocolate Soldier’, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.