August 2016 marked an important anniversary; the beginning of the First World War exactly 100 years ago.
100 years on, the country is commemorating this centenary in many different ways and through many special events that honour the sacrifice of those that fought and died during the Great War.
One such dedication is the ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, an installation at the Tower of London where 888,246 ceramic poppies (one for each British fallen hero) are being planted to create a powerful visual commemoration that reflects the magnitude of such an important centenary.
The staff at Saint John’s have got together to purchase one of these poppies which will be planted on our behalf before the installation is due to be completed before Remembrance Day on the 11thNovember. Once the installation has been concluded, our poppy will be returned to the school where we hope to set up a display.
We would like to dedicate this poppy, not only to our own family members and to the other countless individuals who gave their lives during this conflict, but also to the following young men who were educated here at Saint John’s that fought and died during the First and Second World War.
We Will Remember Them.