Silverhill School News

Remembrance at Silverhill 2020

Published on 11 November 2020

At eleven o'clock on the eleventh of November each year, the world holds a two-minute silence. Ours is not a silent world. There is noise all around us. So silence is special. Silence is good for remembering. It helps us to stop thinking about what is going on right now, or what we are going to do next. Silence gives us time to reflect. Reflect on those who lost their lives in wars around the world, the sacrifices they made and the bravery they showed. 

Remembrance Day at Silverhill has always been a special time. From our great poppy field at the front of the school, the British Legion joining and the fantastic assemblies held under our cascading poppy nets, we have always marked the day, thinking of those who sacrificed their lives so that we could live a better future. This year however, we had to think outside the box. Unable to come together as a school as we normally would, Mr Burley devised a unique way for us to mark the day. And so, the first ever Silverhill Virtual Remembrance service was given, led by the Year 6 children. As a school, we came together as a Silverhill family via teams to watch, before marking the two minute silence with the respect it deserves as the clock struck 11. We will, remember them.

"The living owe it to those who can no longer speak, to tell their story for them and remember"