St Gregory’s Pupils’ Armistice Tribute

In commemoration of 100 years since the end of the First World War, pupils and staff from St Gregory’s Catholic Science College in Kenton “planted” a swathe of poppies in the school’s Remembrance Garden.

Every pupil and member of staff in the school made a poppy, onto which they wrote a prayer of remembrance.  Over 1300 poppies were placed in the ground around the school’s remembrance garden.  The school is holding a week of assemblies around the garden to mark the Centenary of Armistice Day.  Year 7 pupils began the tribute on the morning of 12th November, offering prayers of thanks to those who gave their lives in the Great War and all subsequent conflicts.

Headteacher, Mr Andrew Prindiville, said, “This wonderful initiative, led by our Religious Education Department, has helped to educate our pupils about the significance of the First World War and has brought the whole school community together in prayerful contemplation and thanksgiving.”