The school is this week holding a series of special assemblies to mark Remembrance Day which is this coming Sunday. These will be on every day this week, starting on Monday so that every year group will have the chance to attend.
This year for our Remembrance theme we have chosen Sacrifice. During the assemblies we look at some of the sacrifices people made during World War One, particularly those from the local area.
Readings will be given by both students and teachers as well as our Lay Chaplain, Mr Teasdale:
“It is so important that we mark occasions such as Remembrance Day. This year looking at the sacrifices people made locally and in the Pals Battalions, it’s really striking to the students how real the impact of war is and what affects it has on people’s lives, not just in the past but right up to today.”
Miss Coan, Subject Leader for History, gives a reading about Abraham Acton who was born in Roper Street in Whitehaven in 1892. He joined the Border Regiment aged 21, and was sent to serve on the Western Front in France in 1914. He is the only man from our town to have been awarded the Victoria Cross medal.
After some further readings, a moments silence is then observed, followed by the laying of the Poppy Wreath by four of our students who are also part of the Sea Cadets.
The assemblies end with the Last Post, which is played all over the world for Remembrance Day.