Remembrance Day, otherwise known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Sunday, was on November 11th, the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. It’s a national celebration in which people celebrate and remember the sacrifices of World War I and II soldiers during their time fighting for the UK and the Allies.
What we did at school:
To spread awareness about this and pay respect, on Remembrance Day, Sixth Form students sold paper poppies in return for a small donation, to remember those who faced danger, endured hardship and fought for our country. On our big screen in Hogarth atrium, a video clip was played, showing the sacrifices made by these brave, young soldiers from all around the world.
A 2-minute silence was held at around 11:30 for students and staff to take some time to appreciate how horrific and traumatic the experience of war was and still can be for those who are trapped in it. A beautiful and thought-provoking Art display was also created to communicate the terrible loss of life in World War 1 and other Wars.
Thank you to everyone who brought a poppy and remembered the people who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
Alexandra Jones [8R]