Remembrance Day at St Joseph’s

Published November 12, 2021

Yesterday (11th November 2021), all pupils and members of staff at St Joseph’s came together to commemorate Remembrance Day. On Remembrance Day, or Armistice Day, we remember this day in 1918 when the guns fell silent on the Western Front during WW1. 

Throughout the week leading up to Remembrance Day, Mr Bazen led assemblies around this week’s tree of values focus, Sacrifice, and how it is linked to Remembrance and Jesus’ teachings: Greater love has no man than this, to lay down his life for his friends.

Poppy badges were available to purchase from some of our Year 11 students, and one of our Year 8 forms (8F) made a lovely poppy wreath, which is currently on display in our reception area. 

Above: Charlie, proudly wearing his Sea Cadet uniform, and the rest of 8F with their handmade poppy wreath. 

As well as 8F’s poppy wreath, some of our teachers and talented art students created a beautiful display in reception, featuring silhouettes of soldiers surrounded by red poppies. 

At 11am, the whole school came together for a virtual assembly presented by Mr. Rooney and our two head students, Gianpiero Greatorex and Gabriela Covil. They shared a brief history of why we celebrate Remembrance Day, recited a prayer, and ended with a two-minute silence so that we could pause to remember those who died in the First World War and other conflicts. 

What does remembrance mean to you? 

In this short film, ‘Remembrance is…’, people across the globe were asked to sum up what remembrance means to them. The aim of the film is to show that remembrance is different to each person – and that it is still important and relevant to many people today. 

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