By Josh, 15, Jill Dando News
An academy has honoured Remembrance Day with a Wave of Poppies made by every single Year 7 student.
Students from Worle Community School Academy joined 5000 students and 700 staff in schools of The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) to pay their respects on Remembrance Day.
They made the Wave of Poppies with every one an image, poem or message as a single act of remembrance to the fallen.
WCSA students and staff played a performance of the Last Post and then held a two minute silence.
Year 11 student Louis Hatherall, read a poem after winning the poetry writing competition, and the poem For the Fallen was read by Laurence Binyon.
WCSA Principal Jacqui Scott said: “The Wave of Poppies was a remarkable sight and a wonderful tribute by the students. The quality of the poems being read were outstanding.”
Neville Coles, CEO of TPLT, said: “We are delighted to have been able to mark Remembrance Day across all our schools. We will never forget those who laid down their lives.”
Remembrance Day is always marked on November 11 and is a memorial to remember those members of the armed forces who have fought and died in the line of duty.
The tradition was first started by King George V in 1919 to mark the end of World War 1, with hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice.https://worle-school.org.uk