Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day or Veterans Day – is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, but specifically since the First World War, 1914 - 1918.
It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I in 1918. The British School of Kuwait (BSK) held its annual Remembrance Commemoration with Guest of Honour Group Captain Finlay McLean, Defence Attache at the British Embassy, and attended by Secondary students and their teachers at morning assembly.
The VIP party included BSK Senior Management Team members Madame Vera Al Mutawa MBE, Kefah Al Mutawa, Paul Shropshire, Mark Brisbane, Mike O Sullivan, Heather Holsgrove, Emma Bowie and Lucian Anisia who placed wreaths and poppies on the cenotaph which had been specially constructed by Steven Hart of the Design Technology team.
The ceremony included readings from Ian Masters and the BSK History Club led by Head Boy, Alex White.
A representative from each tutor group placed a poppy on the montage designed by Priya Kishore.
The Exhortation and Dedication was delivered by Group Captain McLean while the BSK Concert Orchestra, under the baton of Elizabeth Lomas, provided the music which included, the Last Post and Reveille.
The ceremony brought to a conclusion a series of BSK events held to support the British Legion including a Poppy Appeal and a visit to the British Embassy gardens for a group of history students to participate in a ceremony for children.