On Friday 10th November all pupils and staff at Westborough High School took part in our yearly remembrance assembly.

The whole school gathered in the sports hall to listen to the history department and the head boy and girl read some moving pieces about the contributions made by women, children, and even animals to the First World War.

We were also lucky to have veterans from the Huddersfield and District Veterans Organisation join us to talk to the pupils about conflicts since the First World War.

The assembly concluded with the Reveille, a minute’s silence, and the head teacher reading a commemorative poem. All of the staff and the veterans were impressed by how attentive and respectful the pupils were throughout the assembly.

Afterwards the veterans met with members of the school’s history club where they answered the pupils’ questions about their experiences of war, and explained why Remembrance Day was so important to them.