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Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

In the first week back after half term we delivered the Remembrance assemblies to each year group. This is a strong Baines tradition and is an important part of the school calendar.

Many people are unaware of the sacrifice staff and students made in the great conflicts of the twentieth century. At the back of the school hall is a memorial to the forty-four staff and students who died in the First World War and Second World War.

This year we remembered those who fell from those conflicts but also those who have laid down their lives since and still serve our country in the armed forces today. Each Remembrance assembly concludes with the Last Post and a minute of reflection as we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Throughout this last week we have been remembering the former students and teachers who have fought and lost their lives during the World Wars as well as those who devote their lives to this duty.

In addition to today’s two-minute silence, Mr Paterson and Mrs Chapman have led remembrance Assemblies during which Year 10 students lay a wreath on our Memorial board. Mr Fisher, our army mentor attended the assemblies, wearing his medals, he displayed flags and donated hundreds of poppy pin badges to our students. This wreath had been laid at the cenotaph in Poulton by Lewis and Jazmin, our Senior Head Boy and Girl.

The artwork you can see was created in school (and painted by Mrs Angell), together with tissue poppies, before being taken to a nearby nursing home whose residents’ average age is 95, to help them mark the remembrance as they cannot participate in the way in which they usually can.