Bolton School Junior Boys

Special Remembrance for Armistice Centenary

  • Remembrance pebble poppy
  • Remembrance choir
  • Remembrance window

Shortly before 11 o’clock on the Friday before 11 November, pupils and teachers at the Junior Boys’ School gathered in the hall for a Remembrance assembly. They were joined by parents and family members on this occasion to commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918.

All pupils were involved in pebble painting to create a stunning Remembrance poppy, which was on display in the centre of the hall throughout the assembly.

The head Mrs Faulkner began with a few poignant words about the importance of this occasion: “Remembrance is bigger than just ‘remembering stuff’. It’s a time when we all stop, take a while out of our busy day and reflect on something that happened which still affects our lives today.”

The Chamber Choir gave a beautiful and moving rendition of ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’ which included several solos. Later in the assembly Nathan Pierson also sang ‘The Peace Song’.

As part of the commemoration, pupils shared work which was based on their study of ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo. A Year 6 pupil read out a poem he had written about the trenches. Before the silence at 11 o’clock, boys in Year 6 read out the names of all the Old Boys of Bolton School who gave their lives in the First World War.

The Junior Boys’ School also paid tribute to the fallen Old Boys with a window display featuring poppies and the silhouette of a soldier.

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