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December 8th, 2019

On Monday 11th November, Central Foundation marked the 101st anniversary of Armistice Day with a whole school Remembrance Day assembly.

The assembly saw an address from the Headteacher, explaining the significance of Remembrance Day and the sacrifice of those who fought in the wars. Mr Brownhill mentioned the fact that the first two-minute silence in Britain was held a hundred years ago, on 11 November 1919, when King George V asked the public to observe a silence at 11am.

The Headteacher’s address was followed by a reading from Yacoub in Year 13 of the Gift of India by Sarojini Naidu.

Remembrance Day Assembly

The Chamber Choir sang Only Remembered and the strings ensemble performed Ashokan Farewell.

The two minutes’ silence commenced with an extract from The Fallen by Lawrence Binyon read out by George, a Year 7 student. After this, Tommy, from Year 11, played The Last Post to begin the silence. During the two minutes’ silence, which commenced at 11am, two wreaths were laid at the school’s War Memorial, which displays the names of all former pupils who lost their lives in the First and Second World War.

One wreath was laid on behalf of the Old Cowperians by Mr Paxi-Cato and Mr Santos. The other wreath was laid on behalf of students and staff by George Petters, the School Captain, and Ms Harrison.

The ceremony finished with a reading of an inscription from the Kohima Memorial:

‘When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,

For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today”.

 

First and Second World War Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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