Claires Court pupils this week (November 11) wore red to mark Remembrance Day 2020 and also heard special assemblies to remember those in the armed forces who have died.
Throughout the Remembrance commemorations, children learned the history and sacrifices of the many men and women who contributed to war efforts and paid respects with readings, poppy wreaths created at the schools and a wreath laid at Stubbings Memorial. And, due to the Covid-19 safety restrictions in place, Claires Court invited pupils and staff to wear red as a symbol of Remembrance and donate to the British Legion.
James Wilding, Academic Principal at Claires Court, said: “Remembrance Day is an important commemoration and lesson in history and reflection for everyone. This year with the restrictions in place and difficulty to provide poppies we wanted to raise awareness in a variety of very moving ways. I was particularly moved by the BBC festival of Remembrance on Saturday, in which prominence was given to the nurses of the armed forces currently working so hard on the front line with the NHS against the Covid-19 pandemic.”
To see photos and short films of pupils doing readings and singing to commemorate, please visit www.clairescourt.com or search Claires Court on social media.
To support the poppy appeal, which helps veterans, Forces personnel and their families who have served and sacrificed throughout the generations in many forms from bereavement support to homelessness, please visit the Royal British Legion at www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal