As this year is 100 years since the carnage of WWI, Shevington High School pupils came together to remember the fallen in a conserved effort to show that these soldiers and their families hadn’t been forgotten.
During the morning, pupils made poppies, wreaths and wrote poetry. At 10.30am, every form in the school had a time of reflection which ended with a minute silence.
In the main hall, Shevington Year 7 pupils and guests from the community including Lord Peter Smith, Leader of Wigan Council, watched the Year 11 GCSE Music and Drama group who presented thought provoking song and drama.
The Headteacher and a Year 8 pupil read some WWI poetry and ten minutes before the silence, a poppy wreath made by each form was brought forward and then the whole school froze in silent reflection. It is so important that our young people empathise and reflect on how the ultimate sacrifice was given by so many young lives.