Last week, the students at Townsend had the chance to explore more about the First World War and to ponder eternity. We ran a Remembrance cafe all week with a number of activities for the students to take part in.
In the pictures below you will see the eternal mirror, the peace buttons and pinning hopes, along with the empty chair which helped students to remember those they had lost.
I also had a small team of dedicated students who returned every lunch time to help create the poppies for the Remembrance service which ran during Friday break time. This team did an incredible job making over 180 poppies.
It is an incredible privilege to run the Remembrance service at Townsend. It is so important to share with students the sacrifices made by many so that they can live in the country they know today. The Year 11 music GCSE students created a wonderful musical item which used the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McRae. Two fantastic Year 8s read a poem called ‘Remember Me’ and the Head Girl finished the service with a reading from Romans 8:38-39 and a prayer.