To mark Remembrance Day, the Tormead community joined together on Thursday 11 November for a moving and informative assembly, organised and curated by our wonderful Head of History, Dr Helen Carrel. 

Every year, our remembrance assembly is themed on a different aspect of the World Wars to educate the students further on the act of remembrance.  This year, to coincide with the centenary of the Poppy Appeal, our theme was ‘how and why do we remember?” with a particular focus on remembrance in Ireland.  Working with Parallel Histories to ensure our information was accurate and balanced, we looked at the conflicted issue of Irish participation in WW1, both North and South of the border. 

The choir and orchestra performed a variety of touching pieces throughout the assembly, finishing with the Last Post being performed by a student.  Thank you to all staff and students who helped make the assembly such a touching tribute. 

To find out more about Parallel Histories, please click here.  

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