Mrs Heywood's Words Lent 3
‘Never Such Innocence’ - A wonderful opportunity a hundred years on, for our pupils to be reminded of the significance of World War One.
We were delighted that a group of our G5 and G9 pupils were invited by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence KCVO CB ADC, President of Never Such Innocence and Vice President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to take part in the ‘Never Such Innocence’ event on Friday 19 January, held at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on Marlow Road. ‘Never Such Innocence’ is a charity established to engage young people (aged 9-16) in commemorating the Great War through poetry, art and music.
Special Guest, Air Vice-Marshal Mike Wigston CBE, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, was also joined by local dignitaries, politicians, representatives of the Armed Forces, cadets, and other educational establishments. During the presentation, pupils were invited to read poems that they have penned themselves. These last two poignant lines are taken from Rhiannon Thomas and Bailey Hunt’s ‘War Poem’ which they had the opportunity to read at the Commemoration Service today.
"The Germans are falling with every breath and soon there were only two enemies left.
"Now that it is over I can rest, knowing that our troops have done their best."
I am looking forward to seeing Year 8 and their parents on Thursday at the Parents Evening which will start at 6pm. I know that many Year 11s and their parents will be attending the Y11 Spotlight on the Sixth Form Evening on Wednesday.
We are welcoming lots of hopeful scholarship candidates for Sport on Friday here at Senior Girls, and on Saturday morning for various test papers and exercises. I look forward to meeting them at Claires Court Senior Boys.
With best wishes for the weekend.