Friday 11th November is Armistice Day and this remains an important occasion in The Grange School´s calendar. That day, the School held its annual Ceremony of Remembrance at the entrance to the Jackson Building, alongside the war memorial stone, in order to remember those pupils who served in the Second World War and did not return. The Service was held in the presence of Grange dignitaries, as well as 6ºBásico and 4ºEM pupils. All pupils wore a Poppy to mark the occasion.
What is the Poppy Tradition?
We share with you an extract of Mr Nicholas Murphy Speech during the ceremony, Head of Year 6° Básico: Well judging by the sheer volume of pupils around the School this week wearing a poppy, a pin, or a bracelet, the Poppy Appeal has a proud tradition at The Grange School, literally since its foundation. So what is the Poppy Appeal all about? It is a symbol of our way to Remember the ultimate Spirit of Service, a pillar of our School’s values. Perhaps the best way I can pay tribute to the essence of this Poppy Tradition is through letters I have in my hand. It is correspondence from The Royal British Legion to Mr Jackson, all the way back in 1941, thanking the School for a record contribution that year. The Grange School has a proud tradition of supporting the Poppy Appeal and this continues today.
Click here to see the complete speech.
Mr Nicholas A T Eatough, Headmaster, spoke at the Ceremony. Click here to read his speech.
We also share with you a video of the ceremony: https://youtu.be/7M5a17vGvWI
Lest We forget.
The Grange School