On the 11th of November, the Student Leadership team conducted a remembrance assembly for years 7 and 8 and a number of members from the Old Edwardians’ Association.
It was a very moving occasion for all involved, particularly for the Old Edwardians. The Student Leadership Team themed their assembly around the Centenary of the First World War, and discussed topics such as the roles of men and women in the war, wars that have happened since the great war and The Royal British Legion. They also addressed the events that are being held in 2014 to celebrate the occasion.
The two minutes silence followed this presentation, accompanied with a video of the Last Post, which was a particularly emotional part of the assembly. The Sixth Form then read out the names of all the Edwardians who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the First and Second World Wars, as well as in wars after 1945. The Head Boy, Luke Acton, and a member of the Old Edwardians Association then laid a poppy wreath on the remembrance board, followed by the Ode of Remembrance.
The assembly was concluded by a member of the Old Edwardians Association echoing the words of John Maxwell Edmonds, “When you go home tell them of us and say: for your tomorrow we gave our today”.
To coincide with the assembly, the names of those who fell in the 2nd World War and wars after 1945 were added to the remembrance board in the hall, which the Old Edwardians deeply appreciated. Mr Peter Jones of the Old Edwardians Association said “It was a moving occasion, made even more so for us by seeing the 2nd World War board now sited there by the stage”.
When speaking of the assembly, Mr Peter Jones said “The remembrance presentation itself and the courtesy and hospitality shown by the sixth formers was greatly appreciated.”
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