Portobello High School – remembrance

Following the trip to Gallipoli in October 2015, the students from Portobello High School organised a Remembrance event. Their moving speeches and compositions are presented on this page.

Cameron wrote a diary from 1915 to help us reflect on the experiences of the soldiers.  See the transcript here.

What does November 11th mean to me?


As a generation who has never known large scale conflict, it is hard for us to understand the level of commitment and courage of families three generations ago.‘  Alexander used his Remembrance Day speech to explore his feelings. Full transcript here.

Thinking about the Roll of Honour

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For Rachel, the full meaning of the Roll of Honour dawned on her as she sat in a school assembly: ‘Glancing at the older students standing at the back – pupils two years older – it dawned on me that they would be old enough to fight.‘  Click on the image above for the transcript of her speech.

‘Letter from home’ – a poem by Georgie

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Click on the image above to read the poem.