Armistice 100: Royal Docks Academy marks anniversary of end of First World War

PUBLISHED: 16:36 09 November 2018

Pupils and staff gather to mark Armistice Day at Royal Docks Academy. Picture: Kelly Clark

Pupils and staff gather to mark Armistice Day at Royal Docks Academy. Picture: Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark

Pupils gathered to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War at the Royal Docks Academy.

Today (Friday), the school held a minute’s silence, listened to the bugle call The Last Post and read the poem In Flanders Fields.

The war saw 20 million soldiers and civilians killed, with 21 million wounded.

Executive head John Blaney said: “At any given time, someone is dying as a result of war or conflict.

“Every day, people are dying for what they believe in.

“Some are dying for their right to be heard or to be treated as human beings. Others say they are fighting in the name of peace.

“While we reflect on those who died in that Great War, we also remember the wars that continue.”

He added the anniversary is an opportunity for pupils to reflect not only on history, but also on what is happening in the world around them.

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