Monday, 12 December 2011

The War Memorial

The school war memorial, dedicated to students and staff who gave their lives in WWI and WWII, is situated in the KS4/5 Library; known as the War Memorial Library. The war memorial is important to the life of the school and we mention it often. Aware that, since the War Memorial Library is for the use of KS4 and 5 students and staff only, our KS3 students do not get to see the war memorial, Mrs. Price and Ms. Crozier liaised with Library staff and arranged a timetable of visits for our KS3 students during Form Time this term.

The students had a short talk from Ms. Roberts regarding the war memorial and its significance to the school and students were then able to take a look at the memorial and associated certificates giving details of the war graves.

The behaviour and respect of the students who visited was exemplary. Students were also given the opportunity to ask questions related to the war memorial. A great many considered and intelligent questions were asked which showed the students’ understanding of the significance of their visit.