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Remembrance at Bangor Academy, November 2018

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Remembrance at Bangor Academy, November 2018This year we quietly marked Armistice Day with a focus on diversity. World War one was not just a ‘white man’s war’.

The moving ceremony led by staff and  pupils commemorated not only the sacrifice of all serving soldiers, but also some of the important contributions from people whose stories have not had the attention they deserve. We heard about the contribution of Commonwealth soldiers, of women,  of families who grieve at home and the soldiers who have to find a way to live a life following life changing injuries to body and mind. 

2018 is not only the centenary of the end of World War One; 2018 represents one hundred years since the formation of the RAF; the first commission of a black officer in the British Army; a century since some women won the right to vote and finally the centenary of the death of famous war poet Wilfred Owen. It is very rarely that we experience complete silence in a school as busy as ours but the annual Remembrance Service always gives us pause for thought, this one did not disappoint.