Pupils and staff at Thornhill School pay their silent respect to the country’s war dead in the Remembrance Assemblies this week as well as pausing and reflecting during our period of silence on November 11th.
Within our assemblies all pupils were made aware of the work of the Royal British Legion. In particular this year the support to the family and friends of the UK Invictus 2016 team – the ‘team behind the team’ – to recognise the vital and valuable contribution that they make to the recovery of wounded, injured or sick Service personnel and veterans. The team members have suffered and made sacrifices so that we can live in a country with the values of; democracy, rule of law, individual liberty mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
The Royal British Legion relies on the sale of poppies to be able to continue its good work. At Thornhill poppies are sold and as we wear the poppy we remember the men and women whose lives have been affected by conflict. There is a Remembrance Memorial in our reception area.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”