On Thursday 11th November 2021, Winterbourne Girls’ School joined the many schools, and men and women of all ages across the country to remember those that fell during the great wars.

The Head Girls joined The Mayor of Croydon and Councillor Alisa Flemming at the Croydon Memorial along with some members of the armed forces to observe a 2 minutes silence to reflect on Armistace Day and the many lives lost in combat.

Remembrance Day is a national day of memorial to remember and honour service men and women who lost their lives in WW1. A two-minute silence is held at 11am on November 11, which marks the day the armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany that brought the end of WW1. On this day it is traditional for people to wear a Poppy. By wearing a poppy you are showing respect and support for the service of Armed Forces, veterans and their families. The flower represents lives lost in all conflicts from the First World War to present day.

Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.