Mr Richards' Words Week 8
This week we have had a focus on remembrance. Mrs Bullough treated us to a fantastic assembly on the needless waste of life through the entirety of the First World War but particularly in the final days. She turned on her Radio 4 prose for us and set a perfect tone for the week. We then remembered the fallen with our two minute silence on the field that is quickly becoming a tradition at school. Our Head Girl, Sophie Carter read the names of the ex pupils of Maidenhead college who fell during the conflict and Mr Gravett played the last post. On such a still autumnal morning, both the sound of the trumpet and the sound of silence that followed echoed through campus. It was a truly moving moment that highlighted the importance of stopping to remember those who sacrificed so much so we could live the lives we live today. Senior Girls also raised £200 for the poppy appeal that will help the Royal British Legion with their great work in supporting the armed forces community.
With the wonderful news of the vaccine breakthrough, we have also been reminded that there is light at the end of the pandemic. It may take some time and, of course, those in most need of the vaccine will receive it first but we will get there and our social lives will return to normal. We will continue to do our best to keep everyone on campus safe with the messages of washing hands, wearing masks and giving each other space and respect.
Whilst we are waiting to be vaccinated, why not listen to our new podcast starring our Head Girl team and Mr Gravett. Click on the link here to find out a bit more about the books, films, music and YouTube clips our pupils are interested in.