On Wednesday 11 November, KPS Lower School and Sixth Form observed Remembrance Day and remembered those have served and sacrificed for and alongside the UK, including armed forces, emergency services and all those affected.
Remembrance Day was an opportunity for students to reflect on conflicts throughout the twentieth century, across the world, and also to consider a future which is conflict- free.
Students were reminded that whenever there is conflict and fighting, there is always a human cost, both for the people fighting and for the people living in countries involved.
Students were encouraged to remember the service and sacrifice of the armed forces from the UK, the Commonwealth and the countries who fought alongside us (our allies) in the First and Second World War, in the Falklands, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq and more. We remember all those who supported them: those who worked in munitions factories, women who took on jobs to keep their country running, the men and women of the resistance.
As a cosmopolitan school with students from over 40 different nationalities and cultures, tutor groups reflected on the international perspectives of Remembrance Day and the significance of fighting for freedom outside of the UK.
At 11am on the 11th November (Armistice Day), KPS and people across the country stopped what they were doing and observed a two minute silence to remember all the people affected by war and to hope for a peaceful future.
KPS continued to observe Remembrance Day with an aptly themed lunch from the Lower School restaurant.