Remembering those who served in WW1 and beyond

This year to celebrate 100 years since the end of the WW1 students in English, led by Miss Bradnick and Mr D Smith, wrote 100 poems for 100 years to remember those that had served, and continue to serve in the armed forces. On Friday 9th November,the school participated in a memorial service to remember those who have died in the service of our country. In conjunction with this a number of students completed a cross curricular lesson based upon War Poetry whereby students looked at a number of stimulus images and explored elements of a classic War Poem written by Wilfred Owen. The poems opposite are examples of how students remember those and were displayed alongside the English Department corridor.

Mr D Smith noted “Remembering those who served and fought for our country should be remembered and paid respect to.Within lessons this week students wrote some heartfelt and emotional poems that highlighted their understanding of the war and how brave service men and women continue to protect our nation. Students embraced the work with such maturity and the work displayed mirrored this.”

Miss Bradnick also stated: “The respect for the armed forced and their dedication to our country was clearly displayed by all years and this was reflected in their excellent creative work.”

‘When you go home tell them of us and say ‘for your tomorrow, we gave our today.’