Throughout this week, our School has been actively engaging in activities that encourage reflection and remembrance. In assemblies we have contemplated the significance of courageous love: to love beyond ourselves. Our purpose was to honour individuals who tragically lost their lives in conflicts across the globe, to acknowledge the 10 million refugees uprooted due to war and conflict, as well as those who mourn the loss of community members affected by conflict. Additionally, we recognise and appreciate the work carried out by aid workers and volunteers who assist communities worldwide.
Our School has proudly displayed a poppy insignia on the lawn of the Celebration Garden, as well as at the Prep School. The front office team have done an amazing job of decorating the reception desk with handmade paper poppies made by pupils from across the school.
Concluding the Senior School week on a poignant note, the community gathered for a deeply moving ceremony in the Assembly Hall, expressing their respects and remembrance for the fallen. Our Sixth Formers took part in a symbolic gesture by placing a cross in honour of each member of our Truro School Community who lost their lives during both world wars and the Afghanistan conflict.
At 11.00am Ben A played The Last Post, followed by a minute’s silence and the Girl Choristers sang ‘For Remembrance’ by Paul Drayton, using Binyon’s words:
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.