For Remembrance Day this year we have a moving tribute in the atrium, honouring the local men who fought and gave their lives in WW1. This was created by Mrs Barnard, with help from her team of Year 7 Makers who made the poppies, including purple poppies to remember the animals who served in the war.
Alistair played the Last Post during our two minute silence this morning, and during a special tribute at the end of the day.
Students have been reflecting on what Remembrance means to them:
To me Remembrance is when we remember and appreciate the many people who have given and sacrificed their lives to give their country freedom. Oscar Y11
For me Remembrance is to remember and honor those who have sacrificed so much for our safety and we must ensure they are never forgotten. â Anon, 11MO
From the display:
"...The war cry rang out through Britain, and Carshalton, hearing the call of King and country, never waited a moment. Her sons were among the first to join...
A thousand men volunteered and went, and a thousand mothers, wives and sweethearts never said 'nay'.
These men were the first in the trenches and 237 were the first to fall..."
Carshalton and Wallington Times newspaper 1921