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“They went with songs into battle… …There is music in the midst of desolation…” A quite & quietly remarkable 2 minutes silence to mark Armistice Day at a brilliant school in Bromley today. Observed by all 700 children with due solemnity |


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We are all ready for our Remembrance Day charity cake sale! Bring your 50p's!

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Posted on November 11th 2021

Students at Harris Academy Orpington pay their respects on Armistice Day

Rememberance Day  21This Thursday, students at Harris Academy Orpington in Bromley held a special charity cake sale during which they raised over £200 for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

As part of the school’s remembrance events, students and staff at the academy paid their respects to the fallen during a special whole-school ceremony. As well as listening to poetry and readings, over 700 students and staff came together on the school’s playing field in silence at 11am while Federation music lead teacher, Mr Ian Rowe, played The Last Post on the trumpet. Mr Rowe is the Principal Trumpet of the award winning XBY Concert Band and the Polished Brass Quintet.

As part of their Armistice Day events, staff at the academy also arranged tutorials and assemblies during the week to help students reflect on importance of remembrance.

Commenting on the day, David Astin, Executive Principal at Harris Academy Orpington, said:

“It is so important that we give our students an understanding of what has come before them and remember all those who gave their lives in service. It was a moving day, and it was particularly special to see our whole school community come together during the two-minute silence.

“I’d like to congratulate our students on their fundraising on behalf of the Poppy Appeal – they showcased their baking and organisations skills but also their generosity and kindness. Well done to all involved.”

Watch Ian Rowe play the Last Post here: Click Here for first video and Click here for the second video.

Listen to Mr Soar reading Laurence Binyon’s poem here: Click here