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We will remember them

On the 11th November at 11am Tonbridge Grammar School staff and pupils joined together in silence to remember all those who have died in all wars.

This was followed by an assembly which students and staff together commemorated the many facets of Remembrance this year including the centenary of the British Legion. We sought to fully embrace as much as possible the breadth of people from across the world who have suffered and made sacrifices in the World Wars as well as other conflicts such as those in Korea and Iraq. ‘A Question of Conflict’ an award-winning poem written and read by Year 13 student Sophia, was thought-provoking and challenging in the questions it posed.

The assembly finished with the Exhortation in French, Spanish, Japanese, German and English. Students and staff were also invited to share the stories of relatives and loved ones who were involved in conflicts since 1900. Many participated and the information shared has been displayed in the foyer and has formed a personal and moving tribute from the TGS Community. During Remembrance week in their Learning Mentor time all students were provided with the opportunity to make poppies. These have been displayed on the windows of the School foyer and they have formed a beautiful and reflective tribute.  

With thanks to everyone who contributed to our collection for the British Legion, we raised £823.18.  

Mrs Thompson, Subject Leader History.