Ark Pioneer Academy commemorates Remembrance Day 2021

Friday 12 November 2021

Yesterday, Ark Pioneer Academy joined other schools in the Ark network to honour those who served to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life.


Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.


Each Ark school held an assembly that included a two-minute silence to remember the people who had died in wars. They featured a reading of the poem ‘Remembered Still’ by pupils  and ‘The Last Post’ performance.


At the #ArkRemembers assembly, teachers spoke about the people who gave their lives to protect the values of liberty, democracy, respect, tolerance, and the rule of law. They also talked about people from all ethnicities who have made sacrifices for future generations.


Ms Ryan said: “It’s important to pay tribute to the many people who have risked their lives in war so that we can live in peace. I was incredibly proud of the pupil participation during our assembly which included an incredible re-enactment of the battlefields from Y9 pupils #ArkRemembers has connected our schools in one moment to observe this special day.