Miss Walsh, Head of History, and seven pupils from year 9 have been leading collective worship this week on the theme of Remembrance.

This morning, the pupils delivered a poignant collective worship to pupils in year 8. They talked about why the poppy is worn and how it represents a sign of peace and hope. They helped us remember why we think of the servicemen, women and civilians, who lost their lives in conflict and talked about how we remember them. Mrs Storey played The Last Post followed by two minute’s silence.

Poppies will be available for pupils and staff to purchase in form from Wednesday 9th November 2022. Thank you to the Technology Department for the Remembrance Day Memorial Display at the school entrance.

On Friday 11th November 2022, there will be an Act of Remembrance in classrooms. Pupils will watch the video below, provided by Blackburn Diocese, followed by The Last Post and a minute’s silence.

The minute’s silence will end with the following prayer.

God of truth and justice, we hold before you those whose memory we cherish, and those whose names we will never know.  

Help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world.  

As we honour the past, may we put our faith in you for the future; for you are the source of life and hope, now and forever.