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15th November 21
This week, The Gower School community observed Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.
On Thursday 11th November, Form 6 children met at Islington Green War Memorial and took part in a short private ceremony to mark Armistice Day. The programme included the singing of the National Anthem, the observing of two minutes of silence, listening to ‘The Last Post’, and finally, a reading of the third and fourth stanzas of the poem ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon. The children’s respectful behaviour during this ceremony was truly impressive to watch.
The ceremonies continued on Remembrance Sunday, when children from Forms Five and Six joined the Mayor of Islington Troy Gallagher, MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry, representatives of community groups, the emergency services, the armed forces community, and local residents to honour those who lost their lives in World Wars I and II. Children gathered outside Islington Town Hall before joining the procession down Upper Street to the Islington Green War Memorial.
Our proud Head Boy Maxi Faulkner and Head Girl Alexa Fairbrother had the honour of laying a handmade wreath of poppies on the war memorial. In the weeks leading up to the event, Lower School children worked hard to sew red felt poppies for the school wreath.
During the ceremony, Miss Gowers was proud to see how well behaved the children were as they paid their respects. Their exemplary conduct was even noticed by other participants at the ceremony, who remarked that the children represented the school so well.
We are grateful that we could continue an important TGS tradition after a year of absence. For more photos of our Remembrance activities, please visit our Facebook page.