Todmorden High School column: Playing our part in number of remembrance events

Todmorden High School students take part in an act of remembrance
Todmorden High School students take part in an act of remembrance

As we commemorate 100 years since the start of The Great War, Remembrance Day is particularly poignant this year.

Todmorden High School students have been taking time to remember those who lost their lives for the country through conflict and war.

Earlier this year our year 9 students who were learning about WWI in their history lessons, undertook a project to create a poppy garden of remembrance on the school site.

On Sunday, November 9, a number of our student leaders including Community Representatives, Senior Prefects and the Head Boy and Head Girl all took part in the remembrance parade which took part in Todmorden.

Senior Prefects Mark Scholfield and Lucy Atherton were asked to lay a wreath on behalf of all the students and staff at Todmorden High School in remembrance.

Finally on Tuesday morning, every student took time to learn more about why we hold a remembrance day each year, the significance of the date and the tradition of wearing a poppy.

Following this the whole school held a two minute silence to have time to reflect and remember those who have lost their lives.