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Shiel Remembrance Assembly

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Our final Remembrance Assembly took place today. Students in Shiel House heard House Captains Charlotte-May Gourdie and Ronan Hennessy talk about the Poppy Scotland Appeal ahead of Armistice Day tomorrow.  They also introduced Catherine De Venny (4K1), Ellie Ross (4T1) and Georgina Proctor (4T1) who talked movingly about their recent History trip to the Word War 1 Battlefields and grave sites in Belgium.

The girls were presented with WW1 Centenary Coins by Mr Ian Burnett, Secretary of the Royal British Legion  Inverness Branch in recognition of their presentations at each House Assembly this week. Other guests today also included Mrs Shirley Carmody from the Royal British Legion and Sergeant Major Donald Campbell from the Army. Mitchell Leslie (3L) once again piped out all the young people at the end of assembly when they also had the opportunity to purchase a poppy.

We hold a two minutes silence at 11am tomorrow and our Senior Prefects will also be attending a service at Council Headquarters where they will read out the Binyons Words and Kohima Epitaph on behalf of the Royal British Legion and as guests of the Provost of Inverness.

 

Remembrance at Charleston Academy

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Friday 11th November is Armistice Day. At 11am that day we will hold a two minute period of reflective silence in school. This will be preceded by a piped lament by three of our pipers.

All of this week our House Assemblies will be on the theme of Remembrance and are being led by pupils who recently attended the Battlefield Trip to Belgium. It’s a pleasure to welcome special guests to each of these assemblies.

On Sunday 13th November our Head Boy and Head Girl will lay a wreath at the War Memorial in Inverness. The centre piece of the wreath this year has been designed by Jodie Keiro-Kirk (6L).

Finally, Senior Prefects will also read out the Binyons Words and Kohima Epitaph on behalf of the Royal British Legion at a special service at Highland Council Headquarters on 11th November.

Torridon Assembly

This morning at the Torridon Assembly our guests were Mr Joe Davidson, President of the Royal British Legion Inverness and Mr Roddy Wood also from the Royal British Legion, Councillor Graham Ross, and Staff Sergeant Kenny Mackintosh from the Army.

 

Remembrance Assemblies

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Remembrance Assemblies took place on Thursday and Friday last week and on Monday and Tuesday this week. Our guests along with staff and students listened to a presentation by members of the recent trip to the World War 1 Battlefields in Belgium. Senior Prefects spoke about Armistice and Remembrance. At the end of the assemblies S6 Prefect Andrew McLean (6K) piped a lament as pupils and staff left and purchased poppies.

Guests at Laggan’s Assembly on Thursday included Councillor Alex Graham and Corporal Martin Bergh from Fort George. Thursday’s presentation was by Annie Watson (4K2), Morven Carmichael (4S2) and Rebecca Alexander (4S2).

On Friday Jamie Morton  (4S1), Iain Mackenzie (4S2) and Fraser MacGregor (3S1) were joined for the Shiel Assembly by Provost Helen Carmichael, Staff Sergeant Kenny Macintosh from the Army Career’s Office and Lance Corporal Johnson and Highlander MacLeod from Cameron Barracks.

At the Torridon Assembly on Monday Jamie, Iain and Fraser presented again, this time accompanied by guests who included Mr Joe Davidson, Chairman of the Royal British Legion Inverness and Mr Roddy Wood, Secretary of the Royal British Legion Inverness. Local Councillors Graham Ross and Alec Graham also attended. Liam Eaton (6T) piped the concluding lament, Flowers of the Forest.

Our final Assembly for Kishorn on Tuesday welcomed guests Private Labangae from the Royal Logistical Corps and Private Morrison from 3 Scots  who accompanied Councillor Graham Ross to watch Annie Watson (4K2), Morven Carmichael (4S2) and Rebecca Alexander (4S2) deliver the concluding presentation.

Armistice Day was observed in school with a piped lament, Flowers of the Forest, performed by Liam Eaton, Harry Ashton and Andrew Maclean outside the school ahead of 2 minutes silence at 11am.

 

WW 1 Battlefield Trip 2015

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Our annual History Department trip to the World War 1 Battlefields in Belgium is underway. Pupils and staff left on Thursday 8 October and will return on Tuesday 13 October. On Sunday the group visited the Menin Gate and laid a wreath of poppies there at the evening ceremony. It was an emotional evening. Earlier in the day the group had fun at the Bellewaerde Theme Park. Tomorrow, Monday, the group begin the journey home visiting Brandhoek Cemetery in the morning then stopping off in Bruges for some shopping before the evening ferry overnight back to Hull.

Follow their trip on Twitter.