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2 Minute Silence Observed

At 11.00am today, children and staff stood in silence to remember all those who fought and died in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts.  

Two Year 6s then read 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae.

In particular, we remembered the 22 former pupils of Broadmoor School who died during World War 1. The children learnt about brothers Frederick and Harry Harfield.  They were born in Crowthorne in 1892 and 1894 respectively and their father worked at the then 'Broadmoor Asylum' as an attendant.   Harry attended Broadmoor School 1895-1900 and Frederick 1897-1903 before finishing their education at 'Crowthorne School'.  Both joined the army in their teens, with Harry rising to become a Lance Sergeant.  The brothers were both killed in 1914 during the Battle of Ypres.

After our assembly, Year 6 placed a wreath of poppies under our memorial.

The school will re represented at the Remembrance Service at St John's Church on Sunday by Dylan Applin who will lay a wreath at the Lynch Gate on behalf of the children, staff and governors.