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As part of Remembrance Week to commemorate the fallen soldiers in past conflicts, the history department led the school assembly for each year group.

The students got to learn about two fallen soldiers; William McFadzean, read by Ethan Stewart (Year 10) and Jack Cornwell, read by Jack Fowler (Year 11), who both made the ultimate sacrifice to save the lives of their comrades in WWI.

The assembly also included some words from Year 10 student Taylor Greenough, who recounted her recent visit to the beaches of Normandy as part of her French visit. She was able to emphasise how real it all became to her, seeing all the white crosses at the cemeteries and how important it is for each of us to remember and pay respects to the bravery, courage and selfishness displayed by those who died or were wounded in armed conflict.

Each assembly ended with the playing of the Last Post, and wreaths were laid to mark our respects to the fallen by Head Boy Samuel Lea and Head Girl Faye Rathmill.

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