Moving Tribute to the Fallen in Remembrance Assembly
Friday, 09 November 2018
This morning, Year 6 girls at Hesketh House, the Junior Girls’ Department of Bolton School, delivered a mature and moving whole school Remembrance Assembly.
The girls told the audience, comprising parents, teachers and pupils, about the terrible conditions faced by soldiers in the First World War and of how, after the War, Moina Michael introduced the idea of wearing a poppy to remember those that had died. They spoke of how the poppy was first introduced in the UK in 1921 and has been sold by the Royal British Legion every year since. Each girl made their own contribution, John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields was recited and the audience learnt more about the Tower of London and Imperial War Museum poppy displays before heads were bowed for a period of reflection. A moving rendition of The Last Post and Reveille was played on the bugle before an impeccably observed two minutes’ silence. The tribute ended on an uplifting note with the girls singing stirring renditions of A Long Way to Tipperary and Pack Up Your Troubles.
Headteacher Mrs Laverick, said: “The girls’ readings, poems and songs were a fitting tribute to all those who sacrificed their lives for our future and really made us think. Each girl read beautifully. It was lovely that so many parents were able to join us on this special occasion too, thank you for your support.”
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