Always such a solemn and poignant occasion, the annual Remembrance Assembly for Armistice is a time of reflection and showing respect for those who lost lives before us.

 

Having not done this for two years, it was wonderful to see the whole school pull together for such an important event. Although a sombre occasion, it was utterly delightful to have a live parent audience back at school in the Sedum to watch the hard work Year 6 have put into creating this assembly.

 

The entirety of Year 6 were involved and they delivered it with great maturity, clarity and poise throughout.  As always, you could not hear a pin drop during the readings that Year 6 delivered, as they were done with such professionalism. The entire audience, Year 4, 5 and parents of Year 6, listened respectfully to the war memories that the readers shared with us.

 

Our ‘indoor’ speakers this year were: Charlie, Huw, Vayun, Amanda, Andrea, Charles, Phoebe, Aaron, Leila, Luke F, Julius, Esa and Zak. Each of them explained beautifully why we were there and read beautifully some well-known Remembrance readings, such as ‘In Flanders Fields.’

 

We then had the pleasure of hearing some poetry that Year 6 had written themselves. Poems were read by Ella, Madeleine, Arthur, Flora, Max, Micah, Alessia, Luke B and Monti, and their eloquence and creativity during each of these poems was nothing short of fabulous.

 

Remembrance would not be the same without involvement from the Music Department.

 

Year 6 joined together to sing three well-known hymns: Jerusalem, Abide with Me, and then everyone was asked to join in Make me a Channel of your Peace.
This was accompanied by our wonderful new trumpet teacher, Mr Tannock, and as always supported and conducted by Miss Taman, who said she was incredibly proud of the standard of this performance by the Year 6 choir, as it was reflective of the hard work they have put in to learning these pieces.

 

After the inside service, the assembly moved outside where the whole school joined in for the special part ‘Laying of the Wreaths.’ We were fortunate, once again, to have a dry and sunny day for this outdoor quiet time. Our ‘outside’ speakers were: Charlotte D, Isabella, Josh, Vedant, Maxim, Zak, Polina, Oliver, Nina, Arav and Sienna. Again, they delivered their readings wonderfully and were a credit to the school.

 

This part of the service had the traditional trumpet playing where we heard ‘The Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’, after the chimes of Big Ben rung out the two-minute respectful silence across the playground.

 

Year 6 would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Miss Jones for organising all of the readers and their scripts, Mrs Tovey, Mrs Healey and Mrs Dimmock for their support in pulling the assembly together, Miss Taman for her contribution and of course the wonderful support of the parents who came to watch, along with all those in Years 4 and 5.

 

Thank you.

 

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