At 11am on the 11th November 2020 Hornsby House pupils and staff observed the two minute silence in honour of Armistice Day.
In preparation for this, every pupil received a poppy to wear. In return, the Hornsby House community were encouraged to make a donation to the Royal British Legion in support of the work that they do to support the veterans of our armed forces. The children have been learning about the many aspects of Remembrance in assemblies this week.
“Every year at Hornsby we emphasise the importance of Armistice Day with a remembrance service for the whole school. But perhaps, this year of all years, as the world struggles with a global pandemic, we must remember those before us who struggled and suffered through war and, in many cases, paid the ultimate price.”
Mr Rees, Headmaster of Hornsby House School
Reception commemorated the sacrifice of those who have fought for our freedom by creating a striking Remembrance Wall consisting of poppies made by the children from the three Early Years classes.
Lower School held their two minute silence in classrooms. They will be making remembrance-themed artwork later this week for a commemorative display.
Upper School gathered outside in the playground for a Remembrance Service. This included a reading from Mr Rees, a live performance of The Last Post, followed by observation of a two minute silence. During the stillness there was an opportunity to reflect upon the incredible bravery and sacrifice of those who have given their lives to defended our freedom.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
we will remember them.
– For the Fallen, by Robert Laurence Binyon
Posted 11 November 2020