Warren Remembers

On Armistice Day, Friday 11th November 2016 The Warren School observed the Two Minute Silence to remember and honour those who have lost their lives in conflicts throughout the world and to pay respect to our relatives and friends who are no longer with us.

To mark this very important day members of the student council supported by Mr Micek and members of staff from the SEN and Music departments lay wreaths in the student central quad. The Last Post and Reveille were expertly played by a student from Year 10.

Every Year Group read The Poppy by Paul Hunter in form time and learned about Remembrance Day from work provided by Miss Parkes.

The staff were incredibly proud of how the pupils observed the Two Minute Silence and they are a credit not only to The Warren School, but to their parents, carers and wider community.

For further information on the Two Minute Silence and Armistice Day please follow this link:

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/how-we-remember/two-minute-silence/

Mr Farnsworth

The Poppy

I am not a badge of honour,
I am not a racist smear,
I am not a fashion statement,
To be worn but once a year,
I am not glorification
Of conflict or of war.
I am not a paper ornament
A token,
I am more.

I am a loving memory,
Of a father or a son,
A permanent reminder
Of each and every one.

I’m paper or enamel
I’m old or shining new,
I’m a way of saying thank you,
To every one of you.

I am a simple poppy
A Reminder to you all,
That courage faith and honour,
Will stand where heroes fall.

By Paul Hunter,
Benton,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne