Ark Blacklands Academy observes Remembrance Day 2022

Friday 11 November 2022

Today, Friday 11th November 2023, we joined the other 38 Ark schools around the country – over 30,000 children and young people - to mark this special moment.

Ark’s schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London, and Portsmouth, hosted their own assembly that included a two-minute silence to pause and reflect. The #ArkRemembers assembly also featured a collaborative reading of Marian Allen’s poem ‘The Wind on the Downs’ by students from several Ark schools.

Also known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day marks the ceasefire that began at 11am on 11 November 1918 and brought an end to the fighting in the First World War. Since then, Remembrance continues to unite across faiths, cultures, and backgrounds to honour the personal sacrifices made by men and women, past and present, to protect freedoms we enjoy today.