Remembrance Day Respected

This year marked the centenary of the midpoint of World War I, and this is why it was so important that our students learned about the sacrifices brave soldiers made - so that we could live with the freedoms we do today.

Judgemeadow marked the event with numerous activities and acts of remembrance:

At 11am, Mr Rolfe read out the poem ‘In Flanders Field’, which was followed by a two minute silence and the playing of the ‘Last Post’ – a truly moving moment that touched us all.

Throughout the college there were displays, competitions, cakes sales (with proceeds going to the British Legion), and workshops for students in Years 7, 8 and 9.
The LRC was the hub of activity and the foyer was also decorated to commemorate the fallen.  Poppy Cupcakes being sold on Remembrance Day

By involving students through Literacy, 11/11/16 was made even more relevant. The workshops involved learning about the conditions of the time, and the effects on the community were brought home by Ms Sue Lester (ex Judgemeadow Head of English Department) who generously gave up her time to tell students about the lives of local soldiers.

An emotional day.