Student council leads school's show of remembrance

11/11/16 - 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 the national 2 minute silence at 11 o’clock this morning. At the same time, nine representatives of the student council and two sixth form students attended a brief service at Withernsea’s World War 1 memorial accompanied by Headteacher Richard Williman and Media Coordinator Tim Nuttall.

Year 12 students Hannah Mowforth and Tom Lyon laid a wreath on behalf of the school, after which the remaining students placed individual remembrance crosses in the garden area.

2016 marks the third year in a row that the school has been represented at the War Memorial on Armistice Day. Since 2014, we have also held a number of in-house remembrance activities ranging from a memorial balloon release to a poppy drop.

Over the past few months, students from around the school have been involved in a remembrance flag project. Led by Second in English Laura Aldridge, the project encouraged a group of students from each of the school’s four houses to design a remembrance flag for their house with themes such as Words of War, Science of War, Technology of War and Songs of War. The students have worked hard on perfecting their designs which we are aiming to have made in to real flags in time for next year’s remembrance day events.


ABOVE: Students representing every year group of the school paid their respects at Withernsea's old War Memorial.  

BELLOW: Year 12 students Hannah Mowforth and Tom Lyon laid a wreath on behalf of the school.  


BELOW: Watched by year 7 student Max Buttle, year 9 student Robbie Rawson places a cross in the remembrance garden.


2014 Remembrance at Withernsea High School -

2015 Remembrance at Withernsea High School -