Remembrance Day

10 Nov 23

Today we marked Remembrance Day at Sheldon School in honour of those in our community and families that have served, or are currently serving in the military. Remembrance Day is an opportunity for the nation to reflect on the service and sacrifice of those in the army, air force and navy, as well as the emergency services and civilians that have helped to protect our communities.

Our Leadership Team joined our Sixth Form Presidents, Senior Prefects staff and students to lay a wreath of poppies at the base of the Union Flag. Mr Goldsworthy and Alice P, a Year 7 student, lead a rendition of The Last Post while our Sixth Form Presidents did a reading. In classes across the school the ceremony was marked by a moment of silence. Students also watched a short presentation about the meaning of the day. Throughout the month, we have been raising funds for the Royal British Legion through a poppy sale. Mrs Rahn in the DT department also organised a beautiful arrangement in our school hall of hundreds of poppies made by students during tutor time. It is a stunning display that we hope many of you will get a chance to view during school events this month.

Childhood shapes who you become (as we say at the NSPCC) and Sheldon was a big part of that.
Sir Peter Wanless - Chief Executive of the NSPCC