GIS Remembers

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A Secondary student reads ‘In Flanders Field’.
A Secondary student reads ‘In Flanders Field’.

Students and staff from Garden International School (GIS) remembered the victims of armed conflict as part of a Remembrance Day assembly.

Year 9 students visited the War Cemetery in Kan­chanaburi to meet war veterans and lay a wreath on behalf of the school.

The whole-school assembly, led by Principal Mrs Dinah Hawtree, featured a moving example of how families are affected by war. Mathematics’ teacher Mr Nixon, whose own ancestors were involved in World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War, read a passage from the poem For the Fallen, which was followed by the Last Post and a minute’s silence. There were also poetry readings and a performance of Bryan Adams’ ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’.

The school, based in Ban Chang near Pattaya, has been helping the local branch of the Royal British Legion and as a result collected around 18,000 baht. Some of this will also go to help victims of armed conflict in Thailand.

Primary students wear their poppies as they listen to the assembly.
Primary students wear their poppies as they listen to the assembly.
A Year 11 student sings at the whole-school assembly.
A Year 11 student sings at the whole-school assembly.
GIS students lay a wreath on behalf of the school at the War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi.
GIS students lay a wreath on behalf of the school at the War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi.