SBS RemembersPosted on: 12/11/2023
Mr Manning, Miss Littler and students from both schools took part in the town's Remembrance Parade on Sunday 12th November and laid wreaths at the Didcot War Memorial at Small Bone Rec.
On Friday 10th November Mr Manning shared a remembrance Zoom with all classes and staff and students held a 2-minute silence. Mr Manning read out the words from Anthem for Doomed Youth:
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
- Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs, -
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.
What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.
The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.
We were also delighted to see many of our students wearing their cadet uniforms proudly throughout the day.
The Technology Department's annual creation of poppies was displayed outside the front of the school for all to see.