Remembrance Day 2022
A day of grief and sadness for many of us at Brookfield Community School as we came together as a community of staff and students to remember, and pay our respects to those who have lost their lives in conflict to protect the lives of others. A beautiful and moving ceremony that began with an address by Mr Hirst, Headteacher followed by the readings of 'In Flanders Field' from Skye Harris, Head Girl and 'Exhortation' by James Smith, Head Boy. The 'Last Post' and 'Revielle' were played by John-Charles Tanner JP before and after the two-minute silence. The trumpet used for these draws the symbolic association between the soldier's last duty of 'sitting sentry' (death) and his 'rising' above his mortal duties (reveille). Mr Greenwood, Head of Gardom's, who served as an Officer in the Royal Artillery of the British Army for 8-years, concluded the ceremony with the Kohima Epitaph,
'When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"
Thank you to all our students for the way they conducted themselves. We are extremely proud of their impeccable behaviour and mature attitude towards this important event. Special thanks to everyone who made the ceremony possible and run smoothly. Your support is very much appreciated.
Here are a few photos from our time together this morning, along with some fantastic poems written by some students in our Creative Writing Club run by our Librarian, Miss Arrowsmith.