Remembering the fallen

British Section pupils read poems at the annual Service of Remembrance in Paris.

Two British Section pupils were invited to read poems on the theme of Remembrance - 'Don't Call me a Hero' by Rob Aitchison and 'Taking a Stand' by John Bailey - as part of the annual Remembrance Day Service, held this year in St Louis des Invalides cathedral church in Paris. Attended by the British Ambassador to France, Sir Edward Llewellyn, the service commemorates the end of hostilities in World War One, the signing of the Armistice, and remembers the fallen in conflicts since. British Section pupils write their own poems on the theme of remembrance as part of their CM2 (Year 6) curriculum and submit them to the competition organised by the Royal British Legion's Paris branch. Based on their competition entries, the two pupils were selected to read at the service and were commended for their reading by many who attended.