Remembrance Day (also known as Armistice Day) marks the day World War One ended at 11.00am on the 11th day of the 11th month back in 1918. A two minute silence is held at 11am to remember people who have died in past wars. This morning, we observed Remembrance Day in our College assembly. The event was presented by our Year 10 historians, Isabelle, Esther, Zoe, Curtis and Aiden. Together with Deputy of Senior School, Mrs King and Head of College, Mr Ingram, our senior school students shared their own family stories. They honoured their grandparents’ involvement in past wars with stories, poetry and then in a moment of reflection, performed a piano recital in honour of all past, fallen soldiers.
Each year, our Dulwich international colleges observe the tradition of Remembrance Day to pay respect to the 511 Old Alleynians (Dulwich London students) who served their country and died in battle during World War 1. On a single day, on 25th September 1915, Dulwich London sadly lost 9 students who fell and died on the battle fields of the first World War. We remember them.
Lest we forget.