Each November, representatives from de Stafford School lay wreaths in Remembrance and assemblies are held to mark this poignant and pertinent time of reflection. Our SAM themes this half term have explored Remembrance, Tolerance and ‘fake news’ encouraging our students to become reflective and informed members of society.
Thank you to the following Year 8s who, on Sunday 10th November, participated in the commemorations of Remembrance at St Luke’s Church in Whyteleafe, and read beautifully during the service:
- Dana Douglas
- Isabella Keen
- Rhys Cleevely
- Samya Kizilitas
Our Head Boy, Zachary Jennings and Head Girl, Morgan Joyce, later laid a wreath in the service held at the RAF Tribute at Kenley Aerodrome.
The two locations are significant in that on the 13 August 1940, St Luke's became the first Church to be damaged by enemy action when a bomb landed outside the Church in Whyteleafe Hill. The War Graves Commission look after the graves in the churchyard of those killed in action during the last war. Within the church, there is a 'Book of Remembrance' recording the names of the R.A.F personnel of the Battle of Britain who served at nearby R.A.F Kenley.