Armistice Day event helps students remember
Students at The Radclyffe School have created a poignant and reflective display to mark this year’s act of Remembrance. In their history lessons Year 7 students were asked to write their thoughts on conflicts and the sacrifices made in wars on paper poppies and wreaths. These were then cut out and presented for the whole school to view.
The display includes historic posters from 1914, photographs of local soldiers and information about the work of the Royal British Legion with current soldiers and veterans of earlier conflicts.
Teacher of History Amanda Jacob said, “Each year the students take a thoughtful approach to the subject to express their ideas about the sacrifices made by the armed forces and by civilians in wars. Our act of remembrance allows all students and staff the chance to reflect on recent and historic experiences of war.”
The display formed the centrepiece for the school’s act of remembrance on Wednesday 11th November. A short ceremony involving all students and staff included the poem In Flanders Fields read by Head Girl Leah Metcalfe, the sounding of the Last Post and a two minutes silence. Head Boy Mohsin Khan and Deputy Head Girl Tahmina Millie laid a wreath on behalf of students as a mark of respect.