Remembrance Day 2018

On Friday 9th November 2018 The Warren School came together to commemorate those who gave their lives in all wars and also remember loved ones who are sadly no longer with us. This was especially poignant as 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of The Armistice. The entire school observed the minute silence and over 300 pupils gathered at our remembrance garden to hear  The Last Post and a beautiful reading of the poem In Flanders Fields.

The school would also recommend that you watch the beautiful and haunting film They Shall Not Grow Old by the director Peter Jackson now available on the BBC I Player made in conjunction with The Imperial War Museum. You can view the trailer here:

 

In Flanders Fields

By John Mccrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.