This morning, the Senior school held its Remembrance Day Service to remember those who lost their lives in World War 1.
With some moving words and images, Mrs Lewis and Year 11 students asked us to remember not only those who lost their lives in the Great War but also the men and women who have fallen in all the wars over the past 100 years. A beautiful rendition of Birdy’s Wings by Year 7s and a poignant reading of John McCrae’s poem, In Flanders Field, both served as powerful reminders of the huge loss of life in conflict.
Head of Art Mrs White also displayed symbolic art work by the current Year 10s in the Assembly Hall. In the 2015 summer term, she gave the then Year 9 Art students a World War 1 themed project to tie in with the global commemoration of the 1914-1918 conflict. The girls looked at the history and the art from that period and translated their emotions, feelings and views about it into art form.
Using only recycled materials, they worked in teams to produce a stunning canopy of red poppies, ready to be revealed on Remembrance Day, along with individual pieces of work. These included images of fields of poppies, grainy portraits of soldiers, and fictitious letters written from the battlefields.