Remembrance DayPosted on: 11/11/2020
On Wednesday 11th November the Humphry Davy School community remembered those who have lost their lives in conflict, those who have served and their families.
The guns eventually fell silent, and grass grew over the trenches but the installation of the carved oak memorial that stands in the Gallery of Humphry Davy School today ensures the bravery and sacrifice of those, not much older than our students today, will never be forgotten. Referencing the biographies researched and produced by ‘Old Boy’ Bill Burnett, our current students are able to ‘get to know the people behind the names’ on the memorial and relate to both them and the community that exists today. All reinforcing our school vision of ‘a sense of true belonging’.
Following a short service in the School Gallery, a wreath was laid by a group of students at the memorial. The two minute silence was impeccably observed across the school, and with the Last Post (played by three of our superb music students) echoing around our school grounds for all to hear, we remembered.