Remembrance 2018

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Students have held an Act of Remembrance for those lost in the war at their new Silent Soldier Memorial.

The soldier was bought by 40 students and staff following their trip to the battlefields of the First World War during half term. 

A wreath made from paper poppies was laid by students and Head of History Martyn Ellis, who had organised the trip. It was packed with messages from students, staff and member of the wider community.

During the Battlefields Trip, the TKASA students walked in the footsteps of the soldiers of 1914-18 at Ypres, Vimy Ridge and on the Somme, including preserved trenches.  

One of the most poignant moments was when four students took part in the wreath laying at the commemoration ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. 

Students raised well over £100 which was donated to the British Legion Poppy Appeal. 

As a result, a silent soldier silhouette was delivered to school this week ready to be installed as a permanent reminder of the sacrifice made by the soldiers of the Great War, Second World War and all the conflicts since. 

Mr Ellis said: "The students were truly moved by their experience at the battlefields and felt they wanted to make a contribution to the Poppy Appeal. 

“This is a fantastic way for the school to annually and proudly remember the fallen.” A group of students and staff will also be taking part in the Burnham-on-Sea Remembrance Service this Sunday, where they will lay a wreath and read out the Roll of Honour.