Last Sunday 10th November students and staff took part in the Remembrance Day Service held at Blackburn Cathedral.
They joined the community in paying their respects to the fallen of past conflicts, remembering the wars that have scarred our past and the bravery of the men and women who fought in them.
Our students joined the parade from King William Street to the Corporation Park Gardens of Remembrance where they laid a wreath and paid their respects.
Year 7 student, Lily, brought a very personal touch to the Remembrance Day Service, when she wore her father’s medals as she represented school with others in remembering those lost to conflict.
Her father was with the Duke of Lancaster Regiment, and had active service medals for Iraq, the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals, a 15 year long service medal and a Reserve medal.
Throughout the week students were encouraged to not only reflect on the war, but also what lessons they can learn and apply to today. The service, school assemblies and Monday’s two-minute silence offered us all a chance to remember not just those who fought, but what they fought for.
Our students learnt the importance of co-operation and why peace is a priority in the modern world.