Marking the Armistice Centenary

One hundred years ago this Sunday, at 11am on 11 November 1918, the guns fell silent in France.

To mark the centenary of the Armistice, students have been working on a number of collaborative projects.

In June a group of pupils spent Enrichment Week researching some of the Old Sennockians who served in the First World War. They discovered a link between Herbert Bassett (Class of 1902) and Paul Bassett, who teaches Maths at Sevenoaks today. They also spent an afternoon on the Sevenoaks WW1 Walking Trail, finding the Drill Hall in Argyle Road and the VAD Hospital in The Drive.

The English and Drama departments have been working together. Year 9 English have prepared an anthology of war poetry, letters and non-fiction, with presentations on an aspect of WW1, along with the Drama department, who invited Theatre Centre to bring the play The Muddy Choir, the story of three soldiers serving with the Durham Light Infantry, to the Sackville Theatre on Monday 12 November for all of Year 9, and pupils from Knole Academy.

Students have also been marking Armistice Day and Remembrance in assemblies this week.  

For the Old Sennockians First World War roll of honour click here.

For a list of all Old Sennockians who served in the First World War click here.

For a reflection on Headmaster George Heslop and Sevenoaks in WW1, click here

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