Friday 11th November saw all schools in the Berkhamsted Group marking Remembrance Day and reflecting on the significance of the act of remembrance.
Reflecting upon the loss of life sustained in past conflict, as well as remembering the 368 pupils from Berkhamsted School lost during the two world wars, plays an important role in the school community at this time of year.
The Pre-Prep reflected on the importance of service and, after two minutes silence, laid a wreath of poppies as a symbol of remembrance for those who gave their lives in service of others.
At Pre-Prep this morning we reflected on the importance of service and remembering those who gave their lives in service for others.
The children marked the occasion with a two minute silence and laying a wreath of poppies as a symbol of that service. pic.twitter.com/20RK7l6ngX
— BerkoPrePrep (@BerkoPrePrep) November 11, 2022
The Prep School lined the amphitheatre to hear the Last Post, lay a wreath and observe two minutes silence.
Lest We Forget.
— Berkhamsted Prep (@BerkhamstedPrep) November 11, 2022
Heatherton held a Remembrance Day service led by Year 6 girls with their parents as well as Reverend Markby in attendance.
Today, we had a very moving Remembrance assembly by the Year 6 girls with their parents in attendance.
Reverend Markby opened the assembly, followed by songs, poems and prayers from the girls to help remind us of the sacrifices made by so many. #RemembranceDay pic.twitter.com/PZolLBLk00
— Heatherton (@HeathertonSch) November 11, 2022
The Senior School paused the busy rush of the school day to observe two minutes silence, with the sudden quiet presenting an important opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made in the past. Assemblies focused on the history of the poppy as well as the work of Sister Maud Cottingham.
Today we have been remembering those who have made sacrifices in war. Lots of inspirational stories with connections close to the school pic.twitter.com/PJtIyTcX52
— Berkhamsted Girls (@BerkhamstedGirl) November 11, 2022
This week we remembered those members of our community who lost their lives in the World Wars and those who have died in conflict around the world. In chapel we spoke about the Sprunt brothers Alexander, Edward and Gerald from the school who lost their lives in WW1. #LestWeForget pic.twitter.com/FSwNUNa2IP
— Berkhamsted Boys (@BerkhamstedBoys) November 11, 2022
Berkhamsted pupils also painted the bollards outside the Royal British Legion in honour of those who have served the country, with MP for South West Hertfordshire commenting on the work.
Meanwhile, the school’s Combined Cadet Force were on parade on the High Street, alongside other members of the local community, as part of Remembrance Sunday.
Berkhamsted CCF supporting the local parade and remembering all those who have given their today for our tomorrow. #WeWillRememberThem #teamberko pic.twitter.com/E8WC7lgBU8
— Berkhamsted CCF (@BerkhamstedCCF) November 14, 2022