Classrooms fell silent as staff and students commemorated the fallen of WWI – 100 years on.
The whole school joined Headteacher Nigel Pressnell, alongside Head Girl, Olivia Hilton-Foster, Head Boy Thomas Hopkins and army cadets on the Astroturf to mark Armistice Day with a two-minute silence and laying of the wreath. This was followed by the Last Post, played by Mr Cornford and Y8 student Joey.
This ended a week of remembrance assemblies led by Mr Barrett and Y10 drama students who devised their own performance using physical theatre techniques alongside extracts from ‘Archie Dobson’s War and Private Peaceful’.
Students also created their own personal poppy of remembrance with messages to those that served in the war. These were then put together to create a display.
The Arnewood School also joined other local community groups at the New Milton remembrance parade and service on 11th November.
Arnewood students followed Alice Sheppard, Y11, carrying the school flag as they made their way to the public memorial service.
A very memorable moment that Arnewood was proud to be a part of.