Remembrance at Ark BDA
On Monday 11th November, we joined the country and the Commonwealth in marking Armistice Day. The day had special relevance this year as 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the first Remembrance Day, following the end of World War One the year before.
We held a schoolwide service which culminated in student readers, Jamie and Ashleen, joining our Principal to lay a cross of poppies onto the school's memorial, which commemorates and pays tribute to the students from our predecessor school who gave their lives for our freedom.
In the lead up to the day, Sixth Form students volunteered to sell poppies at break and lunchtimes and raised hundreds of pounds for The British Legion.
Beyond the school gates, students from Ark BDA have been taking place in Remembrance events in Shepherds Bush and beyond through their involvement with unfiromed groups, such as air cadets and the scouting movement. Kane in Year 11 was given the privilege of laying the wreath at the war memorial on Shepherds Bush Green as part of the parade.