Remembrance Day (11th November) at King’s St Alban’s began with a special, on-line Remembrance Day assembly led by the Headmaster, Mr Chapman. Unable to come together as a result of COVID restrictions, the pupils showed great respect, listening intently as Mr Chapman explained to pupils in Years 3 to 6 the importance of Remembrance Day. Pupils were fascinated to discover the significance of the individual elements which make up the poppy. They later reflected upon the service and the sacrifices which the brave sailors, soldiers and airmen made for our country in the World Wars.
Prior to breaktime, the Prep School pupils came together as ‘The Last Post’ sounded out across the playground. After the two-minute silence, a trumpet rendition of the ‘Reveille’ was played beautifully by King’s School Worcester, Lower Sixth pupil, Louie.
Meanwhile, in the Pre-Prep School, pupils from Reception through to Year 2 impressed Miss Cartwright, Assistant Head Pre-Prep, with their extensive knowledge of Remembrance Day. From the significance of the poppy to why we mark the occasion, pupils had their hands in the air, keen to share their understanding.
And in Nursery, our youngest pupils marked Remembrance Day by getting a little mucky and using their hand prints to create a stunningly beautiful Remembrance wreath.
King’s St Alban’s pupils, parents and staff have also been showing their support for The Poppy Appeal, raising money for the families of those who have lost their lives or been injured in service by giving contributions for poppies (and other merchandise) which have been available in the School Office all week.
We will never forget the sacrifices that the Armed Forces made for us to protect our country, and honouring them in this way, together as a school, was an inspiring sight to see.