Bolton School Junior Girls

Moving Tribute to the Fallen in Remembrance Assembly

  • Remembrance JG (2)
  • Remembrance JG (5)
  • Remembrance JG (4)
  • Remembrance JG (1)
  • Remembrance JG (3)
  • Remembrance JG

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.”

Share or bookmark with:

Other articles you may find interesting

  • Act of Remembrance Brings School Together

    Remembrance Day at Bolton School brought the whole school community together. Though the events themselves were virtual and...

  • How the Junior Girls Brought Christmas

    The Junior Girls’ festive show this year brought audiences a filmed performance of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’. Working with...

  • Pringle Bells Challenge Fills Festive Hampers

    Each year, enthusiastic pupils at Bolton School take part in the annual Urban Outreach Christmas Hamper Challenge to help others...

  • Travelling by Tuba as a Festive Treat

    As the end of term approached, all pupils at the Junior Girls’ School were treated to socially distanced and thoroughly enjoyable...