News BlogPosted on: 12/11/2020
The restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic meant that remembrance in Fitzalan this year was going to be a bit different. However, it is such an important event on our school calendar and we wanted to make sure that as a school we were able to reflect and remember as we do each year.
The usual remembrance assemblies were replaced this year with a whole school assembly delivered via Microsoft Teams, all the different classes and year groups joining together at the same time to consider what remembrance is about and we also found out about the 100th anniversary of the interment of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey.
On 11th November at 10.55am, the whole school once again came together via Microsoft Teams when our usual wreath laying ceremony was live streamed. We couldn’t have classes outside around the school remembrance tree this year but instead we managed to have everyone involved. Our cadets placed a wreath at the tree and did a remembrance reading, we observed the two minutes silence at 11am and the ceremony was concluded with another reading by a 6th form student. It was a poignant and moving occasion.
Thank you to everyone for taking part and making sure that we were able to mark this time of remembrance, despite the unusual circumstances.