14 Nov Remembrance Sunday
Head girl Katie Adams and Head boy Matthew McMullan accompanied Mr Houston to the Centotaph in Carrickfergus on Sunday 13th November to lay a wreath in remembrance.
Ulidia IC’s Remembrance Assembly also took place on Friday 11th November 2022. We are proud that our school community includes people from different faiths, cultures and backgrounds and our Remembrance Assembly is an important part of our integrated school calendar.
The Royal British Legion website says:
‘Remembrance honours those who serve to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life.
We unite across faiths, cultures and backgrounds to remember the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth. We will remember them.
Remembrance does not glorify war and its symbol, the red poppy, is a sign of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. Wearing a poppy is never compulsory but is greatly appreciated by those who it is intended to support. When and how you choose to wear a poppy is a reflection of your individual experiences and personal memories.
Remembrance unites people of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds but it is also deeply personal.
It could mean wearing a poppy in November, before Remembrance Sunday. It could mean joining with others in your community on a commemorative anniversary. Or it could mean taking a moment on your own to pause and reflect. Everyone is free to remember in their own way, or to choose not to remember at all.’
This year we invited staff and families in our community to share the names of any family members they wished to honour during our Act of Remembrance. The names were displayed as we paused to reflect.