Solihull schools come together to remember the fallen - The Solihull Observer

Solihull schools come together to remember the fallen

Ashleigh Osborne 11th Nov, 2022 Updated: 11th Nov, 2022   0

SCHOOLS across the borough gathered to remember those who died in the World Wars and other conflicts.

Over 1100 pupils, staff, governors from Solihull School gathered at school’s Great Quadrangle to lay wreaths.

A rendition of the Last Post played by Upper Fifth pupil Kieran Bown, was followed by a two-minute silence,  before the Headmaster recited the traditional tribute to The Fallen.

The Act of Remembrance was also live streamed to 400 Prep School pupils on the Saint Martin’s campus and was followed by a Sixth Form Chapel Service led by Chaplain, Reverend Rachel Hill-Brown.

Schools in Summit Learning Trust in Solihull hosted their annual Remembrance Day this week, coming together to remember the fallen in past wars and current conflicts.

Year 9 learners at Lyndon School have designed plastic poppies in Art and Design to ‘plant’ in the school’s Remembrance Garden, which hosts poppies from last year and live poppies planted by its history department.

Lyndon invited its learners to congregate on the morning of Friday November 11 for a two minute silence, rendition of the Last Post and speech from Dave Kelly, Assistant Principal on the importance of tolerance, mutual respect and democracy as core British values.

Abid Butt, Principal at Lyndon School, said:  “Thank to you everyone at Lyndon School for coming together to remember all those who sacrificed everything whilst serving our country.

“Our Remembrance Garden will act as a permanent visual reminder of the sacrifices made by so many to preserve our democracy.”

Dave Kelly, Assistant Principal at Lyndon School, said: “Remembrance here at Lyndon is a sombre, yet reflective event. It provides our learners with an opportunity to consider those who have given their lives and to consider those who continue to do so now.”

Cockshut Hill invited Blakenhale Primary School to join its Armistice Ceremony,  which included a procession of community representatives as flag bearers.

Students at Cockshut Hill took part in a series of Remembrance-themed assemblies earlier this week, and the school’s charity committee is selling poppies to children and staff to raise money for the Royal British Legion poppy appeal.

Jason Bridges, Principal at Cockshut Hill said: “It was very moving this week to see the whole school come together for Remembrance Day.

“As Principal, I am so proud to see the way in which our learners conduct themselves. As a community, it is important for us to take time to think about those whose lives have been affected by war and conflict and to show respect on this poignant day.”

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