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Remembrance Assemblies

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Important Announcements, Personal

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.