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Remembrance at Bradfields 2018

The Bradfields community took part in commemorating the centenary of the end of World War One.  Staff, students and special guests gathered in Russell Square to take part in a minute’s silence, along with speeches and poetry being read. 

Throughout the day, there were many learning opportunities about the First World War, with many workshops and a walkthrough, with an interactive room replicating sensory aspects of war.

The guests included:
Brigadier Peter Gilbert TD DL – Deputy to the Lord Lieutenant of Kent
Mayor Steve Iles & Mayoress Josie Iles
Tracey Crouch MP
John Clayton – Chairman and Standard Bearer of the Royal British Legion Gillingham Branch
Kevin Matthews
Kenneth Kirk – Controller of the Royal Engineers Association
Faran Forghani – Chairman of Medway Inter Faith Action
John Caruana – Secretary of Medway Inter Faith Action
Councillor Clive Johnson
Mel Jones - the History Association
Lance Corporal Mike O’Harr
Councillor Vince Maple
Gill Williams – Governor
Enid Endersby - Governor
Peter Johnson

Mel Jones wrote a further article about the day's events: