Remembrance 2014

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in News | No Comments was honoured to play its part in this year’s Remembrance events which helped to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1, the 70th anniversary of the D Day Landings and the end of our country’s armed combat in Afghanistan.

Poems on the theme of Remembrance, written by staff and students, graced the school’s interior walls for National Poetry Day. Organised by teacher of English, Jen Dunkey, members of the school’s community were invited to compose a haiku on any aspect of ‘Remembrance’ and, whilst there was a wide range of topics covered, the majority focused on the theme of war and conflict.

On Remembrance Day, the 11th November, headteacher, Mrs Bryce, was invited to a special memorial service held at the Saltash Museum where, since the summer, an exhibition of work by History students has been on display, chronicling aspects of the First World War. At the service Year 9 student, Robert Walsh, played ‘The Last Post’ on his cornet, an instrument he plays regularly in the Saltash Town Band.

This local honour was mirrored on a national scale by Year 11 student, Scott Clowes, who had been chosen as one of the South West’s flag bearers to attend the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London the previous Saturday.

David McKie, Learning Mentor at said, “Having served in the Royal Navy it was heart- warming to see how and the community in Saltash were involved in the Remembrance Commemorations.”