November is marked as a month of remembrance. On 11 November, countries across the world, including Canada, South Africa, and the UK, keep a two- minute silence at 11:00am. It is a moment to reflect respectfully on those who have died in conflicts throughout history. In the UK, many people wear red poppies on their clothes as a reminder of the blood spilt on battlefields. Others choose a white poppy to celebrate and campaign for peace.
Springwest Academy will mark Remembrance Day with a silence at 11am today.