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GIRLS at The Kingsley School in Leamington joined students from thousands of other schools for a national assembly on Remembrance which was broadcast live from the Tower of London.

The assembly was produced by Discovery Education in partnership with the Tower of London to support their 'Why Remember?' schools campaign to commemorate the start of the First World War 100 years ago.

Kingsley girls from Years 5 to 7 watched the 30-minute broadcast via an internet connection. It featured poems, music and interviews with the sea of ceramic poppies in the moat of the Tower of London as a backdrop.

On Remembrance Sunday Head Girl Tilly Worlidge and Prep School Head Girl Cecilia Goldwin laid a wreath on behalf of the school during the annual Service of Remembrance organised by Leamington Town Council.

The Kingsley wreath includes cornflowers, which are featured on the school badge and believed to be the favourite flower of the school's founder Rose Kingsley.

Coincidentally the cornflower is used by the French to represent remembrance and was a symbol of commemoration of the wounded before the poppy came into use.

There are also sprigs of rosemary, which also represent remembrance, and oak leaves to signify the strength of soldiers.


The Kingsley | School Head Girls Tilly Worlidge (left) and Cecilia Goldwin joined classmates to watch a national assembly on Remembrance broadcast live from the Tower of London

Year 5 pupils at |Finham Primary School made their own ceramic poppy display after being inspired by the sea of poppies at the

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Nov 13, 2014
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