Junior School News

On the Friday before Armistice Day, Upper IIB held an emotive assembly to commemorate those who had fought and fallen in the First World War. The girls invited the audience to sing the hymn ‘Make Me a Channel of Your Peace’ to recognise the value of hope and love in times of darkness. In a memorable part of the assembly, the girls each came forward and spoke of a family member who had bravely given their services and attached a poppy to the Abbey wreath in their honour. After reminding us why we wear poppies and the importance of ritual and remembrance, the ‘Last Post’ was played, followed by a two-minute silence, with ‘Reveille’ being played to signal the end of the silence. The girls closed their assembly with a beautifully harmonised remembrance song – the perfect ending to a very moving ceremony. Mrs D-C congratulated the girls on their performance, highlighting the connection the girls made between their remembrance assembly and the wellbeing week taking place at the Junior School.  As a closing thought, she went on to emphasise that a happy life is founded in both inner and outer peace. 

For more photos of the assembly, please click here. 

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