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Remembrance Sunday

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Senior Prefects were honoured to have been asked to read out the Kohima Epitaph and Binyon’s Words on behalf of the Royal British Legion. Depute Head Girl Jemimah Morris and Depute Head Boy Daniel Lamont did the readings at the War Memorial at Cavill Gardens on a very wet Sunday afternoon. Our Head Boy Liam MacLeod and Head Girl Siobhan Gebicke-Kerr had done the readings on Friday 11th at HQ and on Sunday laid a wreath on behalf of the school at the War Memorial.

Laggan Remembrance Assembly

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Our House Assemblies on the theme of Remembrance continued today. At our Laggan Assembly this morning special guests included serving members of the armed forces. Staff Sergeant Kenny Mackintosh, Sergeant Major Donald Campbell, Chief Petty Officer Leanne Mackenzie joined Mr Joe Davidson from the President of the Royal British Legion Inverness branch and Mrs Shirley Carmody also from the Royal British Legion.

Also attending again this morning was local Councillor Alex Graham.

Once again the assembly was presented by Catherine De Venny (4K1), Ellie Ross (4T1) and Georgina Proctor (4T1) and Mitchell Leslie (3L) piped everyone out at the end.

Kishorn Remembrance Assembly

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Our assemblies on the theme of Remembrance this week continued today with Kishorn’s assembly. Once again the assembly was presented by Catherine De Venny (4K1), Ellie Ross (4T1) and Georgina Proctor (4T1) who all recollected the experiences of the students who went on the Battlefield Trip during the October break. They were accompanied at assembly this morning by Miss Catherine Bain, PT History who led the recent trip.

Special Guests at assembly this morning included the Provost of Inverness Councillor Helen Carmichael, Councillor Alex Graham, Corporal Martin Bergh from the Royal Regiment of Scotland and Mr John Ettles and Mr Terry McQueen from the Royal British Legion, Inverness Branch.

At the end of the Assembly all young people in Kishorn House had the opportunity to purchase poppies as they were piped out by Mitchell Leslie (3L).

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.

 

We Will Remember Them

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Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, our House Assemblies this week have been led by our Head Boy, Head Girl and their Deputes. They read out reflective pieces and short poems on the theme of Remembrance. The highlight of the assemblies was an account of the recent S3 Battlefield Trip to Belgium where pupils visited the World War 1 Graves.

At each assembly we have been accompanied by special guests. On Tuesday Mr Roddy Wood from the Royal British Legion in Inverness was accompanied by Ex Sgt Major Mr Sam Ward from the Gordon Highlanders. Mr George Davidson, President of the Royal British Legion in Inverness and local Councillor Graham Ross also accompanied us. On Wednesday Vice President of the Royal British Legion Mr David Taylor and Chairman Mr Joe Davidson joined us along with Councillor Allan Duffy who is the Forces Champion.

On Thursday we welcomed Provost of Inverness, Councillor Alex Graham and Rev Andrew Barrie from Kinmylies Parish Church. Corporal Martin Bergh from the Army Careers Centre and serving soldiers from the Army Outreach Teams at Cameron Barracks and Fort George also joined us.

Our guests were overwhelmed by the presentations, poems and reflective pieces by our pupils. Our final assembly of the week takes place on Friday.

On Sunday our Head Boy James Hogan and Head Girl Freya Boa will lay our wreath of poppies at the war memorial. They will then accompany Provost Alex Graham at a short Armistice Reflection on Tuesday 11 November where they will represent Charleston Academy.