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Remembrance Day 2023

CCF students lead Remembrance Day assemblies at Brooke Weston Academy

Brooke Weston Academy held Remembrance Day assemblies to commemorate all those affected by conflict and war. After an introduction from Principal Shaun Strydom, the BWA students who are part of The Brooke Weston Trust Combined Cadet Force (CCF), proudly marched into the Weston Theatre.

The cadets led the assembly with a special presentation about the importance of Remembrance Day and about the Cenotaph, a London war memorial and the site of the National Service of Remembrance every November. They also spoke about the ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ public art installation created in the moat of the Tower of London in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War I.

Particular reference was made to Wilfred Owen, a British soldier and one of the leading poets of the First World War. A recording of one of Owen’s most renowned works ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ was played to staff and students.

A minute's silence was observed after the poignant tune 'The Last Post' was played, while the cadets stood to attention and saluted.   

Poppies were available at BWA in exchange for a donation, and we would like to thank everybody who purchased one, with all donations going directly towards helping the Armed Forces community.  

Well done to all those involved in preparing and presenting such an important and informative assembly.



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