Our year 11 student Jay wrote a lovely piece about how he feels about Remembrance Day:
“Every November 11th we celebrate ‘Remembrance Day’ where we celebrate all of the people who gave their lives in the war to help this country survive, as a way of saying thank you.
I celebrate it because I’m very grateful to those who help us and it’s also a way of remembering my late grandfather. He was about 5 or 6 in war time and if he didn’t make it I wouldn’t have been born. He was very nice to me and he sadly passed away in 2014.
Also on Remembrance Day we wear poppies. The reason why is because on the battlefields where these brave men fought and died for us, poppies started growing there after the war.
Finally, we hold a 2 minute silence out of respect for the people who died – it’s another way of remembering them and saying thank you.”