News BlogPosted on: 13/11/2019
In the run up to Armistice this Day, the Fitzalan History Department delivered assemblies to each of the year groups. 2019 has seen three major anniversaries from the Second World War, 75 years since the Battle of Monte Cassino, D Day and Imphal and Kohima and so the Royal British Legion chose the theme of ‘remember together’ to highlight the contribution made by different countries and people from different backgrounds standing with the Allies to win victory in the Second World War. Poppies were sold and at 11am on 11th November the whole of Fitzalan fell silent for two minutes, the 100th anniversary of that first two minute silence after the First World War. We also held a commemoration to coincide with the two minute silence outside the front of school with readings, the laying of a wreath and pupils wrote messages of thanks on poppies that were stuck on the outline of a service man/woman. We were honoured once again that our cadets took part, smart in their uniforms and placing the wreath under our remembrance tree. Thank you to everyone for this very moving, respectful reflection of the sacrifice made for our freedom.