Students from Newton Abbot College have been commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War in a series of moving and emotive assemblies.
The assemblies, delivered to the entire student cohort from Years 7-11, focused on a range of aspects of The Great War, from the involvement and sacrifice of animals during times of conflict to recitation of the famous war-time poem, ‘In Flanders Field’.
College Head of House and former serviceman, Colin Gill, said of the commemoration: “It is vitally important to remember service personnel who give their lives to help make ours better. This year’s assemblies were even more poignant, given the centenary; there were so many people and animals who sacrificed their todays for our tomorrows. We are extremely proud of our College’s observation of such an important day in our country’s history and to be involved in the service at the War Memorial on Sunday will be particularly special.”