Field of Poppies: Remembrance Day Reflection

in Junior School News/Senior School News

To honor and remember those who have fought and died in the line of duty, Girton Grammar School marked Remembrance Day with a special ceremony.

This year marks 100 years since the signing of the Armistice, which signified the end of the First World War. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front has become universally associated with a one-minute silent reflection, which over 1,000 staff and students will observe at 11.00am.

Mr Matthew Maruff, said that students from the Junior School have been making individual red poppies, which were placed around a 2.5m tall white cross on the Londonderry oval before a formal ceremony commenced.

“It is important for members of the school and wider community to take the time to reflect upon the hardships of war and pay our respects to those who have sacrificed their mind, body and spirit for their country,” Mr Maruff said.

Guest speaker, Mr. Peter Swandale, President of the Bendigo District RSL made an address at the reflective ceremony.