Benjamin Britten Academy of Music & Mathematics

An 11-18 co-educational day school and Centre of Excellence in Mathematics

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Armistice Day

The School came together to mark Armistice Day on 11th November, with a number of scholars electing to attend lessons in the uniforms of their respective branch or organisation. Poppies were taken to form groups during morning registration to raise money for the Royal British Legion, while a Remembrance Event was held during Lesson 2 to coincide with the two minute silence held at 11am. The event was held next to the Second World War pillbox on the middle field, with Mrs Thurbon (Assistant Headteacher) leading the commemoration, watched on by a respectful audience of over fifty scholars. Head Girl Sophie Siu led the readings, beginning with the poem ‘The Life That I Have’, followed by Head Boy Henry Cole who read a letter from Private Robert Frost, dated 1915. Readings were concluded by Deputy Head Girl Lily Smith who read a diary extract from Alfred Turner, who lived through bombing raids in Lowestoft during the Second World War. A wreath from the Royal British Legion was laid and the two minute silence was marked at 11am, before the Deputy Head Boy concluded proceedings with the Kohima Epitaph. The School congratulates all who participated in the Remembrance Event and extends its sincere gratitude to all who have fought and served in the armed forces.