Field of Poppies for Remembrance Day

9th November 2018

To honor and remember those who have fought and died in the line of duty, Girton Grammar School will mark Remembrance Day with a special ceremony this Friday.

This year marks 100 years since the signing of the Armistice, which signified the end of the First World War. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front has become universally associated with a one-minute silent reflection, which over 1,000 staff and students will observe at 11.00am.

Headmaster of Girton Grammar School, Mr Matthew Maruff, said that students from the Junior School have been making individual red poppies, which will be placed around a 2.5m tall white cross on the Londonderry oval before a formal ceremony commences.

“It is important for members of the school and wider community to take the time to reflect upon the hardships of war and pay our respects to those who have sacrificed their mind, body and spirit for their country,” Mr Maruff said.

At 10:45 Junior School students placed poppies around the cross before assembling with the Senior School staff and students in the school’s Gymnasium at 11:00, including an address from guest speaker, Mr. Peter Swandale, President of the Bendigo District RSL.