Malton School Remembers TogetherJanet Burrows
Like so many other key events this year, Remembrance Day 2020 will be unlike no other – with no public acts of remembrance. However, BBC local radio stations across the country are joining together to mark Armistice Day through “Remembering Together”. This nationwide project aims to unite people up and down the country – virtually. Members of the public and schools are being invited to upload a picture to the Remembering Together project of them with the name of the person they are choosing to remember or give thanks for on 11 November. The pictures will then be combined together to make a giant mosaic poppy which will be displayed at the REME Museum at RAF Lyneham.
We were asked to take part by BBC Radio York – our local radio station – and Miss Cassedy and one of our A Level History students were interviewed by Jonathan Cowap as part of his morning show this week to talk about remembering as a School.
In the past we’ve marked 11 November with a student playing the last post and the whole school has come together to join in the two minutes’ silence. But History students have their own act of remembrance every year in the spring term when they make the trip to the Battlefields sites. Miss Cassedy, History teacher, lays a poppy at the tomb of one former Malton student’s grave.
To mark Remembering Together, we have taken a number of photos which have been uploaded to the Remember Together website. Two of our Year 13 History students are pictured here with the plaque at the East Wing dedicated to former students who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars.