11/11/15 - Staff and students at Withernsea High School today joined the rest of the country in remembering the nation's war dead on Armistice Day.
The whole school observed a 2 minute silence this morning whilst a group of four Year 7 students, accompanied by Headteacher Richard Williman and Media Coordinator Tim Nuttall, attended the service at Withernsea’s War Memorial.
An additional act of remembrance took place this afternoon in the foyer of the new school. The event was attended by the deputy mayor of Withernsea, town councillors, representatives of local organisations and members of the Royal British Legion.
A group of 25 students held up the broken image of a poppy field as fellow students dropped poppy petals from the 1st and 2nd floor balconies. The Exhortation was read by the chairman of the local Royal British Legion and event organiser Laura Aldridge read the poem "In Flanders Fields". Cover Supervisor Paul Whittaker was on flag duty and The Last Post was performed by Carl Walling.
In his closing remarks to the assembled crowd, Headteacher Richard Williman said: "When those poppies were floating down I'm sure all of us took a moment to think about how fortunate we all are. We’re really fortunate to be in this wonderful new building and have all those opportunities to do all those things that we take for granted. That is down to the sacrifices many people have made for us over many years."
Year 7 students pay their respects by placing crosses in Withernsea's garden of remembrance.
Students pictured, left to right, Ascemina Koutsi, Regan Hoe, Ruby Baynes and Isabelle Leonard
Headteacher Richard Williman with the Year 7 students after placing the school wreath on the war memorial.