We Will Remember Them! 22/11/21
At a special assembly for Remembrance Day, students remembered the fallen who gave their lives fighting for their country during the two world wars and in other armed conflicts around the world. Students were shown original wartime reconnaissance photographs from World War II taken before, during and after the battle of Monte Cassino in Italy. They were shocked by the level of devastation caused by the artillery and aerial bombardment but were fascinated by this chance to see these real historical artefacts. Students also learnt about the purple poppy which commemorates all the animals that lost their lives during these conflicts, and why it is important to wear both the red and purple poppies.