Celebrating Remembrance Day

Students and teachers listened to a selection of poems and extracts from books at the weekly assembly on the horrors of war. Volunteers from across the school read poems  by poets from many different nations including Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Laurence Binyon, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, Mary Wedderburn Cannan, and Kenny Martin. Readings included extracts from “Birdsong” by Sebastian Faulkes, “Toby’s Room” by Pat Barker and “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque. One of the students talked about the history of the poppy prior to the Head Girl ending the readings with the well known poem “On Flanders Field” by John McRae.