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World War I Remembered

Monday, November 12, 2018

2018 is a year of many important anniversaries, none more so than the end of the First World War on 11th November. In this centenary year, our students have been busy commemorating 'The War to End All Wars' in a variety of memorable ways.

Earlier in the year all Year 8 students took part in a History competition to design a wreath of remembrance for the Last Post Ceremony at The Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. 57 students were lucky enough to visit the former battlefields of the Western Front and our school wreath was displayed in front of an international audience.

During the last week all students have been busy contributing ideas to our very own Tree of Peace which was planted in the school grounds on Friday 9th November as a living reminder of the sacrifices made by the First World War generation for us all today. Members of our school community were invited to write their thoughts commemorating peace on a label to be placed on the tree, using special pens made from wood taken from oak trees that have regrown from the few trees that remained standing at the Mametz Wood battle site. Please visit the 'Galleries' section of our website to see photos of the Tree of Peace planting.

Pictured at the planting of our special Tree of Peace are Year 11 students Grace Thomas, Ian Broome, Danniella Briggs Thomas and Nathan Wilson with Mrs Godden and Mr Grainger, History Teacher

Pictured at the planting of our special Tree of Peace are Year 11 students Grace Thomas, Ian Broome, Danniella Briggs Thomas and Nathan Wilson with Mrs Godden and Mr Grainger, History Teacher