Our annual Remembrance commemorations ran this week in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.

Student representatives travelled to the National Arboretum to lay our annual wreath in memory of those who have lost their lives serving our country.

Elsewhere, there was an exhibition about the First and Second World War which included as a centre-piece a world map which asked all students to place stickers where members of their family had served in the armed forces. The display saw stickers covering the globe and conversations between students and staff about their families own contributions.

There were also special assemblies, poppy-selling, and tutor time activities designed to encourage spiritual reflection.

Ian Rose, Deputy Headteacher, said: “We are at the cross-over of commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War so this is a key period for everyone to reflect on the conflicts which shaped the world we live in. It has been valuable for all of us to pause and reflect on the commitment of others in the past, and of ourselves as we move forward.”