“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.”
Today is remembrance Day. We’re joining our community in coming together to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the First and Second World War, and other conflicts.
Remembrance Day, which is the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War, takes place on the 11th of November since 1918. A two minute silence will be held at 11AM in honour of those who sacrificed their lives on our behalf.
We are hosting a joint remembrance service with 32 regiment Royal Artillery - the school's partner regiment here at Larkhill.
Our amazing pupil community have also made a display in the corridor that recognises the significance of Remembrance within our military community.
Charlotte Harmer, our Principal, said: "As a school in the heart of a military community, we are reminded every day of the resilience and commitment shown by all of our serving families. Recognising this dedication and teaching our pupils the importance of remembering those who have given the ultimate sacrifice has a particular significance here."
This year marks the 114 years since the armistice was signed. Thousands will gather at the Cenotaph in London for the National Service of Remembrance in Whitehall alongside hundreds of service men and women.
We believe that teaching the importance of remembrance day and the history behind it is essential for our pupils and our community, and we are proud of our pupils for demonstrating their respect during commemorations.