Sherborne Schools Remember the Fallen
Nov 12 2021
As the early morning air settled across Sherborne, Prep School staff and pupils formed a crescent shape on the Front Lawn to commemorate Armistice Day with a Remembrance Assembly.
Poems were read aloud by senior school children and hymns were sung by all. Our Head, Mrs Bone, and Mr Acton planted ceramic poppies at the front of the School whilst the children read out the names of the fallen soldiers.
Henry S, year 5, led us into silence with the Last Post.
The children have captured the poignancy of Remembrance Day so beautifully in their Art, so much so that it graced our wider audience as the clocks chimed 11 and the world stilled and was silent to remember the fallen. Their excellent interpretations of our gratitude is very moving.
"When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today" - John Maxwell Edmonds
Violet M in year 4 has been selling handmade poppies all week.
"The red poppies are for all the soldiers who have died," she said "and the purple poppies are for the animals; the dogs, horses and pigeons."
What a wonderful initiative, thank you Violet.
Years 7 and 8 attended the Sherborne School Act of Remembrance, joining with the community in the Courts at Sherborne School to mark the occasion.
Members of Sherborne’s CCF came together to create a poppy formation in the Courts at Sherborne. The poppy symbol carries a wealth of history and significant meaning on this incredibly important day.