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St. Michael Catholic High School spends Remembrance Day in the trenches

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Remembrance Day ceremonies ran from just after 8 in the morning at St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville. Three successive ceremonies were held, including a prayer service in the cafeteria followed by the playing of Last Post in the authentic WWI trenches, built by students and located in the rear of the school.

Grade 10 students also experienced the true meaning of Remembrance Day this year by spending a night in the WWI trenches. The trenches were their home as part of this year’s Remembrance Day, with the students performing the exact duties as soldiers did in the trenches of the Western Front 100 years ago. Students performed sentry duty, worked on trench repair and wrote letters home, all under the continuous sound of an artillery barrage and in the dark and cold of trench life. Copy and past the following link for a video about the project:

Here is the interview with teacher Fred Bortolussi, by Drew Hosick:

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