They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Each year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we mark the end of the First World War alongside countries across the Commonwealth.
This year, our sixth form lead a whole school assembly to mark the occasion. They asked us to remember the lives that have been lost to war, so that we can live in peace.
We began with the beautifully haunting setting of Psalm 23 ‘The Lord is My Shepherd’ composed by Howard Goodall. This featured the Chamber Choir accompanied by Sanny Wu and solos by Lan Anh Dinh and Chae Won Oh. The music created a reflected atmosphere for the Remembrance assembly to follow.
During the assembly, the Last Post was played by two trumpeters, Paul Choi and Marwin Keeratibunharn. It created a solemn atmosphere as we reflected on the assembly’s theme andc led to the minutes silence.
At the end of the assembly, we were treated to a beautifully emotional performance of the main theme from ‘Schindler’s List’ by John Williams. The music was played extremely expressively by Amy Kim y11 and accompanied by Celine Nguyen y11.
Thanks to all the performers and to the sixth form for helping to create such a powerful and thoughtful assembly.