10 November 2023
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
– From Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914
This morning, our staff and pupils participated in a minute of silence to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in conflict. At the Senior School, the last post was played by Jake, following poems from members of the Senior Council and a speak from the Head. At the Junior School, pupils gathered to share poetry and learn about the importance of Remembrance Day following played by Zeke.
Remembrance is as an opportunity to pause, reflect and remember those who have served others and made sacrifices for their country. In every act of Remembrance, we honour the memory of the fallen and pledge to care for the living.
Remembrance is a time when we remember and give thanks for the people who help and protect others now, and who have done so in the past. We remember those who have been hurt or killed as a result.
Remembrance is hope for the future.