Remembrance Day 2018

The centenary of the end of the First World War was marked in our Academy with an extensive programme. On Friday, 9 November we organised a Remembrance Day Centenary Commemoration Event, which took place in the Secondary playground and involved the whole Academy. A student representing each Learning Family laid a wreath and the student choir gave a heartfelt performance of the choral composition of In Flanders Fields led by Ms Longhurst. Mr Kinnair and an Ark Globe graduate Renee Miles played the Last Post, following the message by Principal, Mr Jones. The ceremony concluded with a two-minutes silence.

The same week, one student from every Learning Family planted Ark Globe’s very own poppies in collaboration with the Gardening Club. We are all looking forward to the poppies growing in our Secondary playground. An art exhibition took place in McKinley corridors with sculptures, paintings and mixed-media collages by students and our art teachers.

Throughout the week, students were encouraged to think about how we should remember WW1.  They read and watched stories of WW1 participants and created their own paper poppies, on which they wrote messages. These are exhibited as the students’ commemorative piece of work remembering those individuals whose lives they explored that week. To conclude the commemoration events at our Academy, 7 students will go on a WW1 Commemoration Battlefields Trip.