Head boy at the Caterham school Ammon Read and head girl Katie Conway joined school head Jeff Place for a wreath-laying ceremony on Wednesday morning. Year 8 students Rosie Skeet and Michael Furley delivered Remembrance Day readings before the two minute silence.
Rosie had written a piece specially for the occasion while Michael read a famous verse from For the Fallen, by Laurence Binyon, which he wrote in 1914 and is part of Remembrance services around the world. The best-known verse starts with the line ‘They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.’
The special hand-made wreath was created by deputy head teacher Mrs Rachel Treacher and it was laid in the school’s garden area in front of the main entrance.
Students and staff at de Stafford, a member of the multi-academy GLF, also enjoyed a special virtual Remembrance Day assembly ahead of the formal service and silence.
The school has also had to develop new ways of working during Coronavirus and it has created a special ‘virtual visit’ for parents of children who will be heading to secondary school next year. The film includes views of parents and students and shows life at the school through images, film and links. It can be found on the school website: www.destafford.org.uk
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