Schools remember the fallen on Armistice Day

Pupils observed the two-minute silence at Our Lady Catholic Primary in Hitchin, among a field of handmade poppies

Pupils observed the two-minute silence at Our Lady Catholic Primary in Hitchin, among a field of handmade poppies - Credit: Our Lady Catholic Primary

Schools across our area fell silent to mark Armistice Day yesterday, with pupils and staff remembering the sacrifices made by our armed forces.

Students at Highfield School in Letchworth marked the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month with the traditional two-minute silence at school, with many students attending in their services uniform.

Pupils at Highfield School in Letchworth proudly displayed their poppy artwork to mark Armistice Day 2021

Pupils at Highfield School in Letchworth proudly displayed their poppy artwork to mark Armistice Day 2021 - Credit: Highfield School

Poppy art and a digital installation were also displayed proudly in the heart of the school for everyone to enjoy.

Year 7 student Nathan said: “I feel really proud wearing my Scout’s uniform at school, representing the Queen and our country”

On Sunday, headteacher Lucy Miles - as well as students, Anna, Year 10, and Rayan in Year 8 - will join the Letchworth community in the Remembrance Sunday parade and lay a poppy wreath at the memorial on Station Place.

Mrs Miles said: ‘’As a school community, solidarity is one of our core values and we believe strongly that this act of remembrance is a key demonstration of that value, that we as community, hold in such high regard.”

Children at Our Lady Catholic Primary in Hitchin created a poppy field and held a Remembrance service on Armistice Day

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Father Tom from Our Lady Immaculate & St Andrew Church lead the service with the chaplaincy team ending with a prayer.

Pupils observed the two-minute silence at Our Lady Catholic Primary in Hitchin, among a field of handmade poppies

Pupils observed the two-minute silence at Our Lady Catholic Primary in Hitchin, among a field of handmade poppies - Credit: Our Lady Catholic Primary

Peartree Spring Primary School in Stevenage invited visitors to its annual outdoor poppy bank

Campton Academy pupils laid wreaths at Shefford's memorial to mark Remembrance Day

Campton Academy pupils laid wreaths at Shefford's memorial to mark Remembrance Day - Credit: Bedfordshire School Trust

In Bedfordshire, Shefford's Campton Academy pupils visited the village memorial to lay wreaths, while Gothic Mede in Arlesey held a two-minute silence to remember those who fought for our country.

Gothic Mede in Arlesey  held a two-minute silence to remember those who fought for our country.

Gothic Mede in Arlesey held a two-minute silence to remember those who fought for our country - Credit: Bedfordshire School Trust

Pupils at Gothic Mede and Pix Brook academies - the latter of which is in Stotfold - attend uniformed youth groups, such as the Guiding and Scouting organisations, also came to school in their uniforms.

Pix Brook Academy pictured in their Guides and Scouts uniforms, after pupils were invited to come to school wearing t

Year 5s at Pix Brook Academy pictured in their Guides and Scouts uniforms, after pupils were invited to come to school wearing them on Remembrance Day - Credit: Bedfordshire School Trust

KS1 pupils at Langford Village Academy made poppies and shared them at the village memorial ahead of Remembrance Day

KS1 pupils at Langford Village Academy made poppies and shared them at the village memorial ahead of Remembrance Day

Langford Village Academy made poppies and shared them at the village memorial ahead of Remembrance Day - Credit: Bedfordshire School Trust

Robert Bloomfield Academy’s Pupil Leadership Team represented the school at the rededication service at Shefford’s war memorial.

Head boy and deputy head boy at Samuel Whitbread Academy - in Clifton - attended the rededication, where they laid a wreath. 

Robert Bloomfield Academy at Shefford’s war memorial.

Robert Bloomfield Academy’s Pupil Leadership Team represented the school at the rededication service at Shefford’s war memorial. - Credit: Bedfordshire School Trust

As well as laying wreaths at the memorial in Shefford, Samuel Whitbread and Robert Bloomfield came together with Shefford Lower School to pay their respects at a service held at Samuel Whitbread - and streamed across all three schools.

Samuel Whitbread Academy's head boy and deputy head boy laid a wreath at Shefford War Memorial 

Samuel Whitbread Academy's head boy and deputy head boy laid a wreath at Shefford War Memorial - Credit: Bedfordshire School Trust


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