Remembrance Day Commemoration


Last Wednesday the college paused at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate Remembrance Day, marking the date when conflict on the Western Front ended. It was the end of the First World War.

The commemorative service was led by senior students and included reciting the Ode of Remembrance, playing the Last Post and explaining the meaning and purpose of Messenger Birds. In war and peace, birds carried messages across vast distances. During wartime, messenger birds kept people connected and shared important information across borders.....there was no internet, social media or mobile phones so the birds played an important role! Students were invited to create their own messenger bird to commemorate Remembrance Day. They were invited to write a message to someone they missed on a paper bird. The messenger birds then formed a wonderful display, now posted in the administration building.