Wickersley acknowledged Remembrance Day again this year with a one minute’s silence at 11am. During form period all students learnt what Remembrance Day is, how it started in 1919 and the work of the British Legion raising money to support all ex-servicemen and their families. This year the focus was on sacrifices in war. Students discussed how generations before us experienced similar restrictions to their daily lives but for a lot longer and drew links between life on the Home Front in World War Two and the situation we are facing now.
Tom Read, a Y9 Music student, performed ‘The Last Post’ as part of our acknowledgement of Remembrance Day. His performance brought a tear to many staff, and students responded in an incredibly enthusiastic manner as not only was this our traditional tribute on this important day but it also marked the first time a Brass instrument has been played in school since the beginning of the first lockdown in March. The performance was observed in a socially distanced manner following all guidelines.
Tom is following in his elder brother Matthew’s footsteps as our previous annual performer of ‘The Last Post’.