At 11:00am on 11th November 1918 the guns fell silent on the Western Front as the Armistice came into effect and the First World War ended. November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and all around the world commemorations will be taking place. Our pupils and staff are taking part in a number of activities within school to mark this anniversary and to remember those who lost their lives on all sides.
Last Summer term, pupils, staff and visitors to our Summer Fete had an opportunity to create a clay poppy. You will see that some of these poppies have started to appear in the school grounds. Over coming weeks and in the run up to the anniversary, pupils and staff will continue to place their poppies in the ground and, together, these poppies will form into Hampshire Collegiate School’s memorial.
Pupils will be involved in a range of other related activities including a Senior School Remembrance Assembly and the creation of a Hampshire Collegiate School Archive of Remembrance in which pupils and parents will be invited to share the stories of their own relatives whose lives have been touched by war.
Further information will be communicated to parents in due course.