The Royal British Legion’s Theme for 2018

Every year, the Royal British Legion have a theme for Remembrance Day. This year, as it marks 100 years since the war came to an end, the theme is simply ‘Thank You’. It is a simple, but poignant message; the charity want to say ‘Thank you to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world’.

So, in honor of this message, we have decided to create an ode to this in the form of Art. In addition to the ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’, artwork students completed yesterday, several students and members of staff have came together to create a poppy collage in the words ‘Thank You’.

As said by one of our contributing students, Callum: “Fellow students here at Joseph Swan have all been very enthusiastic to participate in all Remembrance activities. We are so proud to be given this opportunity to contribute in making something in honor of such an amazing cause!”

This will be center stage in our Art Commemoration Memorial, for everyone to take in and admire. It is a beautiful piece of inspired Art work and one that really showcases our appreciation as both a school and a community to those who lost their lives in the Great War and those who continue to serve and protect to this day.

What we want students to take from this artwork and the entire day in general is that the reason we celebrate Remembrance is to show our appreciation. It is much more than just another day, it is very deeply meaningful and  emotional day for everyone here at Joseph Swan and across the country as a whole. Although the poppy installation can be seen as just a piece of artwork, it has much greater depth and meaning because of the intentions and thoughts behind it and we truly hope it highlights how much important we value Remembrance.

So, on behalf of everyone here at Joseph Swan and our community, we would love to say THANK YOU!

Written by Abbie and Rosie. Edited by Faith