Shannon Morrissay, Writer and Anna Hwang, News Editor
Walnut Grove students and staff gathered on November 10, 2016 to commemorate Remembrance Day. This year, to remember those who fought and are fighting for Canada, WGSS’s Humanitarian club led the organizing of a traditional assembly where students gathered in the gym to show their respect. There were four assemblies in total, each 20-25 minutes long.
As soon as the students walked into the gym, they received a poppy each while the senior band played house music in order to set the mood. After the student settled into their seats, the choir entered and sang beautifully the Canadian anthem. Everyone stood to show respect. Additionally, Andria Coulbourn and Kelley Macdonald read mini speeches, which contained words from Ms. Stubbing’s brother, who is currently in the military. Following the touching speeches, three poems, which retold the tragic stories of war, were read out by drama students. To end the assembly, Ethan Eigenfeldt and Kevin Kim, members of the humanitarian club, created a short film that truly resonated with the students and staff. The short film reinforced the importance of Remembrance Day and emphasized our need to remember those who fought for the freedom that we currently have. As Mr. Kitteringham, WGSS’s Vice-Principal, described, the assembly was
“very student driven and modern.”
Walnut Grove Secondary School’s students learned through an array of different approaches this year the true meaning of Remembrance Day. Lest we forget… Lest WGSS forget…