Tallis Remembers 9th November 2018
Thomas Tallis School as traditionally marked Remembrance Day with the showing of a bespoke Tallis video created to orientate and focus our students minds on issues related to Remembrance before break time at 11:00. At this point the whole community congregates to listen to The Last Post and to honour a two minute silence of Remembrance. This year we are extending the scope of our Remembrance to incorporate the theme throughout the school day, including AM and PM Registrations, lessons in all subjects and an injected Period 2 Tutor Period. Activities and arrangements and links are detailed below.
The reason for this change is to acknowledge the significance of this particular Remembrance Day, it being 100 years since the signing of the Armistice to end the First World War. Furthermore is it to engage our students in thinking about remembrance and to consider who is being remembered, how and why. This will provide them with an opportunity for reflection in preparation for the national media coverage of the Remembrance Day on Sunday 11th November 2018. The day will be documented by the student reflections themselves on their Remembrance Passports and by the Tallis Visual Media team co-ordinated by Kyriakos Georgiou who will be filming between 8:40 and 11:20.
As Teachers we must be mindful that Remembrance can be deeply personal and take many different forms. We must encourage respect and understanding of this diversity of views without promoting versions of Remembrance that can be hurtful or neglectful of others. Furthermore we must be mindful that our students are developing their knowledge and understanding to questions of who, how and why we remember, and this to can result in may different anecdotes and stories which take us to a range of perplexing places in terms of Remembrance. The day therefor intends to build on journeys of thinking about Remembrance that many students have already begun, and will be starting and arriving at many different destinations rather like we as adults have in our thinking and understanding.
The links to the right and below are opportunities for you to consider your own thoughts about remembrance and how you might like to consider nurturing our students developing understanding and thinking about remembrance.
Resources and links to Consider