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Reflections on a Week of Commemoration: Windsor Academy Trust's Remembrance Activities

13th November 2023

13th November 2023

As we look back on a poignant week that culminated with Remembrance Sunday, the Windsor Academy Trust family engaged in a series of solemn remembrance and educational activities. While several of our schools have shared their specific undertakings, it's important to acknowledge the myriad of unreported yet equally meaningful commemorations across our other institutions.

Greenways Primary Academy's students and staff showed great respect at their local Cenotaph. The entire student body partook in a deeply moving two-minute silence, demonstrating collective reverence.

At Kingswinford Academy, a sense of pride was evident as key students participated in a local parade and laid a wreath on behalf of their school – a significant gesture of remembrance.

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Rivers Primary Academy blended creativity with commemoration by creating class wreaths for a profound school-wide assembly. Their Head Boy and Girl represented the school at Blakenall's Peace Tree Service with dignity.

Milton Primary Academy's whole school remembrance service on the playground, which was open to parents, fostered a true sense of community. Their Junior Leadership Team also paid respects at a local crematorium service.

Windsor High School and Sixth Form engaged students in a Creative Writing competition centred on WW1, coupled with informative assemblies, enriching their understanding of the significance of remembrance. 

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Great Wyrley Academy's entire school united in a two-minute silence, with students in uniformed organisations leading the wreath-laying in the school's garden. This weekend, their Headteacher and select students honoured the fallen at the Great Wyrley Memorial Gardens.

Cheslyn Hay Academy marked Remembrance Day with impactful activities including house assemblies discussing the historical and modern-day impacts of war. The school community actively supported the Poppy Appeal, selling commemorative items at lunchtime. A poignant moment was the whole school, alongside members of the local British Legion and students in various uniforms, gathering on the tennis courts for a two-minute silence - a revered tradition deeply ingrained in the school's culture.

Windsor Olympus Academy created a unique and touching tribute by gathering all students in a circle while a teacher performed the Last Post and a student read a poignant poem. This act brought the entire school together in a moment of profound reflection.

These are Judas’s a few examples of reflection from across the WAT Family

As we proceed from these important days of reflection, we carry with us the memories of sacrifices made for our freedoms. These activities across our Trust are not just about remembrance but about educating and instilling a sense of unity and respect in our future generations.

To support our Armed Forces, we encourage contributions to the Poppy Appeal. For more information, please visit the Royal British Legion website