To remind ourselves on the true meaning of Remembrance Day, every year Miss Scott hosts an Academy Remembrance Service to each year group.
This service begins with a heartfelt reading of In Flanders Fields. This WW1 poem is read by two students from the year group. This is a point where we can all reflect on the sacrifice that has been made across the century.
The year group services are a truly emotive and beautiful; the perfect way to commemorate Remembrance.
The service ends with staff and students paying their respects to the fallen soldiers by planting their dedicated wooden crosses in the Garden of Remembrance. Each cross is dedicated to a soldier who lost their life in the war, many of research members of our family who lost their lives in the World Wars, some of us choose to dedicate these crosses to those ‘known only to God’, the Unknown Soldiers.
At the end of the day, we end our commemorations by gathering in the street for our annual two minute silence where we reflect on the passing of the soldiers who fought our wars and shaped the world we live in today. It is particularly significant this year with the commemoration of 100 years since the Great War.
‘Loved and were loved and now we lie in Flanders Fields.’
Written by Abbie, Rosie and Emily.