This morning, the Senior School staff and pupils, along with OBs and other guests from the BGS community gathered in the Great Hall for our annual Service of Remembrance. BGS Infants and Juniors were also represented, with Mr Huckle accompanied at the service by pupils from Years 3–6 from the Junior School Council.
Everyone passing through the entrance hall and up the stairs to the Great Hall will have passed the striking Year 7 Art Installation, hanging from the ceiling. This collaborative project, to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the ending of the First World War, was inspired by Blood Swept Lands and Sea of Roses – Paul Cummins and Tom Piper’s 2014 installation at the Tower of London. Between them, Year 7 have created 157 birds, one for each of the Old Bristolian casualties. Each unique bird is constructed from wire, and some have an OB’s name attached. Display boards explaining the project are also in Reception.
In the Junior School, the children created individual poppies, which were used to make a striking double-sided display in the glass corridor in remembrance of all those who gave their lives. Thank you to all the pupils whose hard work helped make these moving displays of remembrance possible in this centenary year.