This week, Dulwich College Yangon students attended a special remembrance assembly in each of our campuses.
This was an opportunity for students to remember those who have died in wars around the world and to reflect on the impact of war. Students and staff at our Pun Hlaing campus could choose to wear poppy flowers to help them remember, a symbol which originated in the battlefields of Western Europe during the First World War. The poppy, with its bright red petals, somehow survived and thrived amid the chaos and destruction surrounding it.
As a result, poppies are worn at this time as a symbol of Remembrance, hope and resilience. These poppies are not worn poppies as a sign of support for war, or as a political or religious symbol. Remembrance is for everyone affected by conflict, past and present. Students reflected on this during a two-minute silence. Students can continue to wear the poppy for one more week if they wish.