Whole School Commemoration – Lest We Forget

On Friday 9th November 2018, One In A Million Free School joined the rest of the UK in commemorating the armistice and 100 years anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Thank you to everyone involved and in particular Ms Jagger and Ms Wheatley for arranging the ‘peace poppies’ and activities around the school. Ms Wheatley said, “Students from year 8 and 9, each made a poppy as a collaborative effort. We didn’t put names on them, so they are anonymous, yet each one unique. They work best together, a metaphor for life! It was Ms Jagger’s idea, to present one to each school attending the service today to show our togetherness across the city”.

Our group of students and staff joined a large number of other schools from across the city in a joint service at Bradford Cathedral hosted by Canon Paul. The service was superbly organised and very moving.


Among the many guest speakers and school performances, we had the joy of hearing Saniya G. who read a poem by Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel peace prizewinner. Once again, she represented herself, family and school impeccably well! Mrs Jagger said, Saniya Gul rose to the challenge of public speaking yet again and proved herself to be both skilled and professional. She read with composure and accuracy. I felt so proud of her when she stood up and spoke to a packed audience”.

Mrs Jagger added, “I felt immensely proud today to stand in the Cathedral with our Students as they took on their role as peace ambassadors. They all looked impeccably smart and wore their uniform with pride. They conducted themselves perfectly upholding all of our values. Inspire events have taken place all across the UK today in Cathedrals in major cities. The slogan our Students focused on is “Peace is not History””.

Back at school, Mr Haughey led students in a minute’s silence as students paid their respects.

Lest we forget!  


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