On Friday 11 November, a group of Year 10 House representatives took the short walk down to Lichfield Cathedral in order to pay our respects at the Service of Remembrance. Recognition of Remembrance Day has always been important to us as a school as we take time to reflect on the service men and women who have dedicated their lives to the armed forces and service to their country.

As a town with close links to the military, and with a number of our students being from military families, we recognise not just the service given in the past but also those families who have relatives who work in the armed forces today.

At 11.00am, the whole school took a two-minute silence to remember all those who have fought in the armed forces.

Following the ‘Service of Remembrance’ at Lichfield Cathedral, we took the short walk to the Garden of Remembrance and laid our poppy wreath in front of the cenotaph.  Students stood alongside members of the local community in quiet reflection before our return to school.

Throughout the week, we have sold poppies in aid of the Royal British Legion and students have been able to have a moment of reflection when passing our Remembrance display on the way into assembly.

Lottie Hearn, Deputy Headteacher, said: “Our students were a credit to the school today as we attended the Cathedral for Armistice Day prayers. It’s so important for us to share in community acts of remembrance and helps our students to appreciate the place in which we live and the freedom we have as a democratic nation.”