Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Remembrance Day

Ms Lam organised a special assembly for Remembrance Day this morning. In addition to recalling the suffering and sacrifice of soldiers in the Great War, she called attention to the contribution of the workers in the Chinese Labour Corps, who, although non-combatants, shared many of the hazards of the forward lines on the Western Front (their story has been largely forgotten, even in China and certainly in the West; but a campaign has recently been launched by British-born Chinese in the UK to try to ensure that these men too receive their due share of honour in these ceremonies of remembrance).

Will Baxter-Bray played the trumpet, and excerpts of WWI poetry were read by Vivian Gu, Jasmine Savage, and Celeste Yau.