Remembrance Day




In Flanders fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row

On the 11th November 1918 world leaders signed the Armistice, drawing a close to the First World War. Remembrance Day this year marks the centenary of the armistice. Commemorative events have taken place across the world for people to pay their respect to the fallen. Below is a selection of events from across the Trust.

Bramford Primary                                                                                                          

Bramford recycled plastic bottles into a commemorative display of a cascade of poppies. In the afternoon the whole school community, children, staff and parents were invited to share a minutes silence to remember the lives lost. The last post was played to complete the occasion.

Nicholas Chamberlaine

Over a thousand pupils, including Army Cadets, together with teachers, friends, families and local dignitaries braved a sunny but chilly day to hear a few words about the significance of Remembrance from the Head, Louise Newman. Wreathes were laid by the Mayor, Head Boy and Head Girl and the Last Post was played by Mr Hounslow before observing a minute’s silence.

The Year 7 and 8 students produced an impressive display of over 400 garden poppies, including pop­ pies made of cotton to represent the Asian soldiers who fought alongside us in WWI. In addition the Art Department produced a sculpture of purple poppies in the shape of a horse’s head as a tribute to the many thousands of animals who also perished in the Great War.

These were for sale after the ceremony to raise money for the Armistice Committee to support future events of Remembrance.


Park Lane and Race Leys

Members of Park Lane and Race Leys primaries, accompanied by their Heads Carrie Clare and Suzanne Edwards, attended the annual Warwickshire schools service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Church in Warwick. Both schools enjoyed the spectacular display of poppies throughout the church.