Merseyside schools commemorate #Remembrance2018

Schools across the region have been marking Remembrance Day with a series of special assemblies, artwork and events.

Pupils from St.Vincent’s School presented their ceramic work at the Palace of Westminster, to be displayed in Parliament as part of their work to leave a ‘lasting legacy’ for those who lost sight in the Great War.

The project is part of the school’s reverse inclusion and enrichment strategies, through which they work with other schools and community organisations, such as Merseyside Scouts, to raise the aspirations of students and help them to develop skills for life.

St. Vincent's School

On Monday 29th October, pupils took a large ‘War Panel’ and an individual ceramic brooch poppy for each Member of Parliament, which was presented by pupils and representatives from Blind Veterans UK, Merseyside Scouts, Rotary, Inner Wheel and Merseyside Police.

Meanwhile, King’s Leadership Academy Hawthornes has been preparing for its Remembrance assemblies by creating a series of art installations.

King's Leadership Academy Hawthornes

And pupils from Notre Dame Catholic College visited the Victoria Gallery and Museum in Liverpool.


Formby High School held a Festival of Remembrance on Thursday 8 November, featuring a collection of poetry, music and dance.

Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School in St Helens has brought the subject to live with a live war performance.

On Sunday 11 November, the National Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London.

In Liverpool, the names of nearly 14,000 local men who lost their lives during World War One have been beamed on to the ground at Exchange Flags.

The poignant tribute forms part of the city’s 2018 Service of Remembrance commemorations, with the scrolling carpet of names visible each evening up to, and including, Sunday 11 November.

Two life-size silhouettes of a First World War ‘Tommy’ will be permanently stationed at Liverpool Town Hall as a mark of respect to those who didn’t make it home from war.

St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School has also installed its own Tommy as part of the “There But Not There” centenary commemoration, using funds raised by their community event, StCuthFEST.

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