Act of Remembrance 2018
The whole school remembers those who have given their lives in conflict.
On the last school day before Armistice Day, the whole school paused to observe the Act of Remembrance at 11am. The tribute was especially poignant as 11 November 2018 marks the centenary of the Armistice which ended the hostilities of the First World War.
At the Senior School, pupils gathered around the West Lawn, while younger pupils from Reception to Year 6 formed a circle in the courtyard at the Prep School. Senior School trumpeters played the Last Post and Reveille at both locations, during which the Castle flag was lowered to half-mast.
The Armistice has been the theme of many lessons across the school this term. Earlier this week, each of our Reception children made and planted a commemorative poppy, while this year’s batch of ceramic poppies, created by Third Form Art pupils, have been on display all week. They will be moved to the wall of remembrance between the Gatehouse and the Lewis Hall in time for Sunday’s commemoration. In English, the Third Form also used a 'green screen' to recreate a WW1 dugout as they finished reading ‘Journey’s End’.
On Sunday, the Kimbolton School CCF joined the Kimbolton Branch of the Royal British Legion’s annual Remembrance Day parade in Kimbolton village. In common with communities across the UK, Kimbolton has many physical reminders of the “War to End all Wars” including a memorial outside St Andrew’s Church. As part of the ceremony, the Headmaster read out the names of former Kimbolton School pupils who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars.