Remembrance Day 2018 at St Thomas More Catholic School
Remembrance Day is held on the 11th of November each year, to coincide with the day that World War One ended, at 11 am, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, in 1918. This year is the 100th anniversary of the “war to end all wars”.
Nowadays, it commemorates the loss of life in all conflicts from 1914 onwards of British and Commonwealth service men and women, and also the effect this has had on their families. It is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
St Thomas More are holding Remembrance Services throughout the week in House assemblies, with special participation from students who are cadets in the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, together with members of the Scout and Guide Movements. During the service, a wreath is being laid on behalf of the pupils and staff, and the Last Post is being played by a member of the 6th form.
We have also created a Poppy Display which includes the ribbons from last year, whereby staff and students have written down the name of a loved one. Our new Year 7 students have done the same. This has been presented on the lawn outside the School Hall, as can be seen in this picture.