The King’s school marked Remembrance last week with the year group assemblies. They were supported by many representatives from the Ackworth and Pontefract branch of the Royal British Legion.
This year, we focused on looking at what we remember, why we remember and how we remember. Two talented Performing Arts students, Sophie Myatt and Imogen Green delivered a dramatic interpretation of a piece of poetry. Students Cameron Blades and Beth Milton introduced a video that they had put together to share their experiences from the Battlefields tour. This video formed part of a government legacy programme.
Ian Corbett, Facilities and Health & Safety Manager at The King’s School, delivered a powerful speech about his time in the armed services. In addition to this Colonel Delaney, Mr Brian Berry and Mr John Garner (of the Royal British Legion) shared wonderful poems and sentiments with the children and staff of The King’s School.
Karey Marshall (teacher of English) and Jordan Batters (teacher of History) organised and delivered the assemblies and they were joined by Megan Jones and Alex Hitchen (Head Girl and Head Boy), as well as other members of the student leadership team. Thank you to Mrs Elaine Briggs and Mrs Yvonne Hawthorne-Lacy for sharing stories on what war means to them. All students conducted themselves in an appropriate and dignified manner and the assemblies were beautifully delivered.
Special thanks to Phillip Higgins who attended the event to play the organ and Sonja Van Loo who played The Last Post on the cornet.