Ark Brunel observes Remembrance Day 2022

Friday 11 November 2022

Today, Ark Brunel Primary Academy joined the other 38 Ark schools around the country – over 30,000 children and young people - to mark the moment.

Ark’s schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London, and Portsmouth, hosted their own assembly that included a two-minute silence to pause and reflect. The #ArkRemembers assembly also featured a collaborative reading of Marian Allen’s poem ‘The Wind on the Downs’ by students from several Ark schools.

Also known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day marks the ceasefire that began at 11am on 11 November 1918 and brought an end to the fighting in the First World War. Since then, Remembrance continues to unite across faiths, cultures, and backgrounds to honour the personal sacrifices made by men and women, past and present, to protect freedoms we enjoy today.

Sean Scott, Head of School “Every year our school community comes together on Remembrance Day to take a moment to recognise and honour those who have given their lives to protect our freedom and democracy. I am pleased that this year we can once again stand together with schools across the Ark network and be part of this special commemoration as #ArkRemembers.”

Pupil Voice:

Joanne (Y6, Wilberforce), “It’s important to remember Remembrance Day because these selfless veterans have sacrificed their lives for our freedom and our right to live. They have done so much for us, so they deserve to be remembered.”

Sophia (Y5, Seacole), “Armistice Day is a day when we remember all those British soldiers who have fought in war. We have been writing poems to remember those thoughtful people who have saved our lives.”

Asma (Y4, Pankhurst), “Today our class made poppies to honour the soldiers who fought in World War I. Today is Remembrance Day and we celebrate the end of World War I.”