Remembrance Day at The Marist

Remembrance Day at The Marist

This week, pupils and staff from both the Prep and Senior Phases have taken part in services to mark Remembrance Day 2018.

On Thursday 8 November, class 6A lead a moving assembly in front of pupils and staff. During the assembly the girls spoke about the history of the poppy and also listened to a performance of the 'Last Post'. A special Remembrance Day tree and display was installed in the reception area of Prep.

On Friday 9 November, pupils and staff in the Senior Phase gathered on the driveway for a poignant Remembrance Day service. The service began with a few words from Mr Baker who spoke about the significance of World War One and the Centenary. Members of staff then took it in turns to read out the names of the 25 young men from Sunninghill who were killed in World War One.

Head Girls, Naoise and Claudia, gave a moving reading of 'Perhaps' by Vera Brittain before the 'Last Post' was played and a special wreath was laid by Mr McCloskey. Pupils and staff then observed a two-minute silence with the service ending with a rendition of 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae.

For this year's Remembrance Day display in Senior, pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 were asked to make their own poppy heads which were then exhibited on the driveway.

Updated Wednesday 21 November: We are delighted to confirm that we have raised over £1,500 for this year's The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2018. Thank you to our Marist community for their generous donations.