Remembrance Day 2021

Remembrance Day 2021

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On Thursday 11th November, The Thinking Schools Academy Trust commemorated and honoured the armed forces who gave their lives serving their country during the First World War and in all conflicts since.

Students at all our schools could be seen adorned with their red poppies, and a two-minute silence was observed in respect and reflection for those afflicted during the war and the bravery they showed in the face of adversity.

 

The Victory Academy held morning service with a prayer and ‘The Stand’ by John Bailey, read by Amina (Year 7) and Derron (Year 13). The Last Post was played on trumpet to signal the start of the moment of silence. In a final act of respect, students laid a wreath at the foot of their flagpole in memoriam of those who gave their lives.

 

TS Temeraire, our Chatham Hub’s very own Sea Cadets Unit, went above and beyond with their Remembrance events this year.

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Following a moving service at Chatham’s Historic Dockyard on Thursday, The Medway Victory Sea Cadets continued to pay their respects over Remembrance weekend, starting with the Chatham Town vs Lordswood Royal British Legion Benefit match on Saturday, attended by MP Tracey Crouch. On Remembrance Sunday, TS Temeraire performed a civic march through Chatham town centre, an honourable ceremony which culminated in an act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in Victory Gardens. This was the first time in many years that Royal Navy No1 uniforms had been seen marching through Chatham, a momentous event for the town and the children who participated.

Goodwin Academy students each created a paper poppy with a written message of gratitude to those who gave their lives. These poppies became part of the remembrance wall at the entrance of the school (which can be seen as the featured image at the top of this page). Goodwin students also took part in a Service of Remembrance whilst students who are members of the Combined Cadet Force attended the memorial service in Deal to lay a wreath.

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Across our Strood Hub, All Faiths Children’s Academy began Remembrance Day with Collective Worship led by Year 6, wherein students had the opportunity to explain the significance of the day and its importance to each other. Students of the Gordon Children’s Academy marked the day by creating various displays and artwork, as well as writing poetry and short literature.

 

 

 

 

Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the pageA student from New Horizons Primary attached their handcrafted poppies to letters explaining why Remembrance Day is important them: “because they have given their lives to keep us safe and happy”. This encapsulated the significance of this day for all our students and staff beautifully; it is a day of respect for those who gave so much in the past, so that we may enjoy the freedoms and liberties we often take for granted in the present.

Moorings Way Infant School created their own wonderful poppy field on their school grounds in a remarkable feat of consideration and care. During the night, the poppies were lit up so as to remember the shining lights of hope and the bravery that men, women and children prevailed with during the dark times of war.

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Thinking Schools Academy Trust is proud of the respect and honour our schools displayed during Remembrance Day, and we are thankful to the courageous soldiers who gave their lives for the freedom of our country during the War.

 

11th November, 1918. Lest we forget.