A Time to Reflect and Remember

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Leading up to Remembrance Day Mr Major, Subject Leader – Humanities, has been delivering a series of morning assemblies to each year group. 

Students were invited to reflect on the importance of why we remember those who died fighting for their country, and the particular significance of the poppy at this time of year. Mr Major read out the moving poem written during World War I by Wilfred Owen (who was educated in Birkenhead): “Dulce et Decorum est” – “It is sweet and fitting to die for your country.”

We learned about the industrial scale of the slaughter in the First World War, providing a background to the meaning of the poem’s title.