Lest we forget

Highfields’ students and staff honoured those who gave their lives for our freedom by holding a two-minute silence to mark Remembrance Day.

Our school came together in respect at 11.11am on November 11 – the date that formally ended hostilities of World War I in 1918 – to remember those who fought, not only in World Wars, but the more than 12,000 British Servicemen and women killed or injured since 1945.

Special assemblies hosted by Ms A.Timmins have been held to teach students about the lives of soldiers and their families involved in conflict around the world, both past and present.

Poppies, wristbands and pin badges have also been sold within school to raise money for The Royal British Legion.

Mark Capel, Headteacher, said: “It is vitally important that younger generations understand the sacrifices people made for the freedom we all enjoy today, as well as those who are still fighting.

“We have tried to give our students an insight into the atrocities of war and a glimpse of what people did, and continue to give, to allow us all to live the lives we now have.

“The entire school honoured those remarkable men and women with a two-minute silence, which gave us all time to reflect and give thanks.”

Posted on November 12, 2015 .