This year to mark the school’s Call to Remembrance the Art department organised a special installation of commemorative bunting depicting the Remembrance Poppy.
Pupils and staff have either painted or stitched a triangle of canvas to contribute to these eight lines and 335 triangles of commemorative bunting. Every single pupil in the Fourth Form has contributed, as well as all our GCSE and A Level artists and both teaching and support staff.
In our ceremony on Thursday 11 Nov, our Art Scholars (Alex K, George K, Etienne H, Amy G, Mei Y and Katya Y) filled in the missing spaces on the lines by attaching the last of the flags to the bunting lines. This act of completing the rows with a triangle of colour symbolises marking those Missing in Action in both WW1 and WW2. Like the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior which resides in Westminster Abbey, we are remembering those fallen with no conclusion or ending to their lives, and no conclusive ending offered to their grieving families.
The bunting also represents the idea of community, of connecting and, quite literally, joining together to stand and remember.
Many thanks to Miss Randell for organising the project, Mr Lockwood and Mr McNamara who constructed the entire installation, and Mrs Haberman and Miss Collins who were heavily involved in the creation and delivery of the project.