“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.”
Today is Remembrance Day and we have joined the rest of the country in remembering those who have fallen in war, observing two minutes of silence.
This year we held a smaller event due to covid restrictions. The remembrance event is a very important date in our school calendar and although we needed to adapt due to COVID numbers in schools, we will always keep our promise to "remember" at Devizes School. We were disappointed not to be able to invite outside visitors into the school as normal but we have ensured that all students were able to engage and join in the event in an adapted way. One tutor group represented each year group and joined other staff on the quad for the remembrance ceremony itself following on from assemblies held online. All students watched the live ceremony online with their tutor groups. You can see photos from the ceremony in the gallery below.
Remembrance Day falls every year on the 11th of November, the date in which the armistice was signed in 1918 to signify the end of World War One. This year, we have been able to mark this important day in person, and we are looking forward to attending events on Remembrance Sunday this coming weekend.
On Remembrance day today, we remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth, the special contribution of families and of the emergency services, and the innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict.
We believe in showing the utmost respect for all of those who have given their lives in wars. Remembering the fallen in war helps pupils to recognise the human cost of conflict and the importance of peace.