13 Nov

Remembrance Day Assembly

This morning, we had our annual Remembrance Day assembly. Students and staff gathered in the hall for a poignant assembly, reminding us what Remembrance Day is all about and why we all wear a poppy. Mrs Britton asked us to remember the KEHS community of 1914-18 who worked in ammunition factories, on the land, in hospitals and running the transport network. Most importantly, she asked us to remember the young men of KES who lost their lives in the war. Noemi Jester followed this reflection with Siegfried Sassoon's poem, 'I died in hell - they called it Passchendaele.'

Mrs Hargraves then delivered a touching speech about her own service in the British Army, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan alongside Iraqi and Afghan troops, reflecting on what Remembrance Day means to her. KEHS Poet Laureate Shivanii read out her own poem entitled Another Day, followed by Naina who recited the German poem Friede in German. The assembly concluded with Ella playing The Last Post.

To read more about the assembly, click here.