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Junior Girls Mark Remembrance Day

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The whole of Hesketh House marked Remembrance Day in a moving 11th November assembly.

Year 6 girls led proceedings from the main stage, reciting poetry and recalling key moments in the history of how we commemorate those that fell in war, from the writing of the war poem In Flanders Field by Canadian physician John McCrae in 1915 to the introduction of the poppy by Moina Michael as a symbol of remembrance to the very first armistice service. 

The assembly concluded with a very moving rendition by the whole school of Remember by Emily Barden, which can be viewed here.

 

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A whole school assembly paid tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

A whole school assembly paid tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Year 6 girls narrated the story of remembrance

Year 6 girls narrated the story of remembrance

Musicians played the girls into the hall