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Ormiston Six Villages marks Remembrance Day
Posted: 11 Nov 2016
Students and staff at Ormiston Six Villages Academy dedicated a school assembly on Monday 7 November, to honouring those who fought in the First World War.
The assembly, led by Mr Marsh, Head of Humanities, Miss Crebbin, Head of MFL and Principal Ms Sharif, gave everyone the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice made by those in the First World War to secure and protect our freedom at home.
Mr Marsh presented startling statistics and facts about the loss of life during the First World War and explored the history of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance.
Miss Crebbin showed photographs and shared experiences from Six Villages students who recently visited WWI battlefields on two recent trips run jointly by the History and MFL departments.
Poems were read out by prefects Zoe Tunnell, Lucy Wake and Poppy Thompson and a special mention goes to Stanley Wright, who played the poignant 'The Last Post' on the trumpet to open and close the assembly.
Umbar Sharif, Principal at Ormiston Six Villages, said:
"This morning’s assembly was an important opportunity to remember and honour those who fought in the First World War and reflect on the sacrifices that were made."
"Recognising the importance of First World War education, we also offer our students the opportunity to attend battlefields trips during the year to further enhance their knowledge and understanding of this important period of history."