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A visit from Simon - Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

A Visit from Simon

Hugh Sexey Middle School was pleased to welcome Simon Bendry from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) to school today. Our Y8 pupils who went with him on our recent WWI battlefields tour were so happy to see him again. He came to share an important message with all our pupils during collective worship about the legacy work of the Commission, including the organisations role in the D-Day 80 commemorations, key messages about diversity, inclusion and equality through highlighting the work of the Non-Commemoration projects, and highlighted the wide range of jobs and careers within the Commission. This work was all part of our Values in Action Programme, looking at our Term 6 value of trust and this week's virtue of obligation. Afternoon workshops for Y8 pupils focused on identifying and developing key skills (considering the usefulness and limitations of evidence) which the CWGC recovery teams employ to ensure when new remains are discovered, everything possible is done to correctly identify and therefore commemorate the sacrifice of the fallen and to share their story.

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