Remembrance - November 2023
Remembrance - we marked this at school on Friday 10 November, although wet weather meant that the Last Post was played and livestreamed from the Cafe at 11am. This was followed by a minutes silence and the Reveille. Thanks to Mr Forster and the two Year 10 students who accompanied him, Robert H and Alice B. ELSA have been working on various Remembrance Day crafts with their students.
Mr Marshall-James in History made an assembly earlier in the week that was shown to all students in the morning. You can view this here*. Two members of our SSLT represented CPS alongside students from Court Moor at the service at All Saints Church and the Act of Remembrance in Gurkha Square on Sunday. They read a poem and laid a wreath at the Memorial in town.
*Credit to the RBL, BBC and Gareth Bartlett for the use of their videos in our assembly
We always show respect to key events within our library and have been honouring those who gave their lives.
Years 7 and 8 Book Club enjoyed an extract from ‘While the Storm Rages’ by Phil Earle where they learnt about the heart-breaking information that during WW2, people were advised to put their pets down. One boy refused to say goodbye to his much-loved dog, Winn, and a great adventure follows. We then made our own poppy wreaths that formed part of the book display.
Our featured display this week focused on a selection of books, both fiction and non-fiction, that tell us stories and key information about World War 1 and 2. Students have been browsing these in both library lessons and during breaks/lunchtimes. This display will remain up a few more days for students to continue to choose these books.