Remembrance at saltash.net

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in News | No Comments

saltash.net is proud to be able to report that its students and staff honoured the annual theme of Remembrance during the month of November in a number of positive ways.

During the week preceding Remembrance Sunday, Assistant Headteacher, Ms Kate Littledyke, led assemblies for students in Years 7-11, setting the context for the commemorative events, reminding our school community why we remember and why it is important to reflect not just on all those who have lost their lives for our freedom today, but also to remember current personnel in the armed services, some of whom have family members at saltash.net.

Helping also to raise awareness of the Acts of Remembrance was the annual sale of poppies in aid of the Royal British Legion. In addition, Year 9 student, Alexandra Hole, took the time to make some beautiful hand-made poppies to sell to raise funds for the ‘Help for Heroes’ organisation.

On Saturday 7th November, a representative group of students from saltash.net and the local area, attended the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, with Scott Clowes from Year 12, bearing one of the Festival’s Standards.

Remembrance Sunday itself saw many of saltash.net’s students taking part in the Saltash Town memorial parades, whilst up on the wilds of Dartmoor, the intrepid Ten Tors team took time out from their training to honour the two minute silence at 11.00am.

Finally, on Armistice Day itself, the 11th of November, the whole school community united in a silence at the 11th hour to mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War and to show solidarity for all Services Families within the school community.

Assistant Headteacher, Mr Pete Bond, who coordinates work with the Help for Heroes organisation said, “This year in particular it has been really special to share this event with other ‘HMS Heroes’ Primary Schools here in Saltash. We coordinated messages, written on wooden crosses, which were sent to London to be displayed for all to read.”