• ASFA students create a war memorial for Armistice Day

ASFA students create war memorial for Armistice Day

Armistice Day 2019 brought the community of the Academy of St Francis of Assisi (ASFA) together to remember all who had given so much for the country’s freedom.

Around the Kensington school, students and staff remembered those who have lost their lives in war, with year 11s coming together for a special assembly and form time reflections on the 11 November were dedicated to remembrance.

Students also took part in making a film which included placing a wreath and crosses on the school’s new remembrance table. On the crosses are the names of local men and women who lost their lives in conflict.

Included within the poignant film were war poems which were read by students with images of soldiers from WWI and WWII.

The respect and sincerity was tangible in helping the community to reflect. A two minute silence was also observed and Mr Austin, using a WWI bugle, played the last post which resonated throughout the classrooms.

Diane Roscetti, a history teacher at ASFA, who led the project said: “As a school, it is incredibly important we remember those who gave up everything for our country. By looking into the history of the community and the local people who lost their lives, it helps students build a detailed understanding as to what that period of time was like and what these wonderful people sacrificed for us.”

If you’d like to listen to the poem, visit www.asfaonline.org/ww1

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