Remembrance Day

Poppy Day 2017

Westholme students have ben marking Remembrance Day today.

At Infant School, the annual poppy competition to raise money for the Royal British Legion was held where lots of beautiful poppies were brought into school. Following a Remembrance Day assembly, Mrs Milnes announced the winners from each year group and the children were awarded with a book containing a ‘winners’ bookplate. Mrs Milnes said that it had been extremely difficult to select just one winner as there were so many fantastic poppies to choose from. All of the poppies are now on display in Billinge House for everyone to see.

Well done to everyone who took part and many thanks for your contributions to the Royal British Legion collection.


This year’s winners are:

Nursery-babies: Arabella Leahey
Nursery-toddlers: Georgie Hardy
Pre school: Lacey Stone
Reception: Safaa Moosa
Year1 : Zahil Aziz
Year 2 : Bertie McGhie


Meanwhile, the entire community at Senior School took part in a special Remembrance Day assembly. Members of the history department and some students spoke about aspects of this year’s focus of the Battle of the Somme. Alongside their poignant words were powerful images, giving everyone food for thought on the ultimate sacrifices made by so many and the futility of war.

Year 10 students read ‘Dulce et decorum est’, vividly painting a picture of the horrors of gas attacks.

The Westholme cadets marched on and laid a poppy wreath and two minutes of silence were observed. The moving strains of The Last Post ended the silence, bringing our thoughts of the fallen into focus.

‘We shall remember them…’