Daily Archives: November 7, 2014

RIA Remembers

DSCN0120Random Island Academy held their annual Remembrance Day Assembly today.  We were very pleased to have members of the Newfoundland Rangers and the Random Lion’s Club, as well as many parents in attendance.  Members of the Random 567 Air Cadet squadron started our assembly with their entrance and then Devon Bowering laid the ceremonial wreath and we sang the Ode to Newfoundland.  Lisa Hart from the Random Lions made the Peace Poster presentations and then we were treated to a songs  from the Intermediate choir (Traveling Soldier)  and Mr. Blackmore (Willie MacBride).  We reflected on why we remember when Brianna Green read In Flanders Fields and Mr. Cook discussed the Act of Remembrance and the Commitment to Remember, and then taught us the history of the Last Post, the Moment of Silence, and the Reveille before we completed those important acts. We then watched a very emotional Remembrance Day video created by John Bowering, leaving many to wipe away the tears.  The Cru, our student band, then performed Highway of Heroes and we followed with O Canada to close the assembly.  Thank you to all the staff and students who worked hard to put this assembly together and thank you to all our guests for attending on this important day.

ON THE 11 HOUR OF THE 11 DAY OF THE 11 MONTH…

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REMEMBER!

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Lion’s Club Peace Poster Contest

We would once again like to thank the Random Lion’s Club for judging our peace poster contest and proving the awards and prizes to our winners at today’s Remembrance Day assembly.   The Random Lion’s Club has always been supportive of our school through contests such as this one, as well as public speaking.  Thank-you.

3rd Place went to Abby Blundell (Grade 8) (No Picture – Sorry about that Abby!)

2nd Place went to Jennifer Hart (Grade 9)

1st Place went to Keisha Parrott (Grade 7)

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