In assemblies this week, we reflected on ways in which students can assess the impact of the war on history and also explore how remembrance has become part of national life in the UK and other countries. Students were encouraged to consider how remembrance has evolved to include World War Two and later conflicts.
The assembly addressed the reasons why we remember World War One and how that remembrance is marked, for example by Remembrance Sunday in November, the two-minute silence, war memorials and poppy-wearing. Students were asked to consider how learning about past wars (and about historic public attitudes to war and peace) can shape our attitudes to present conflicts.
Two Poems were read in the assembly and the Last Post played.:
Mametz Wood by Owen Sheers
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae