Saturday 8 October 2022
In assemblies throughout the week and in our school services today, we have remembered those brave men and women who have given their lives for their country.
Beacons have been lit in remembrance all over the country and at CSL, the Seniors lit ours this morning. Our pupils have laid wreaths in remembrance of Richard Wain, Old Llandavian and Victorian Cross winner in Penarth, as well as at the Llandaff Memorial at the Cathedral Green. Our Head Boy and Head Girl will lay wreaths in the Cathedral on Sunday morning and our Boy and Girl Choristers will lead the worship at the National Remembrance Service in the Cathedral on Sunday afternoon which will be televised live on BBC1 and S4C at 3.00pm.
Indeed, this weekend is an historic one, as we reflect on 100 years since the Armistice was signed on the 11th November 1918. It was believed then that the horrors of World War I would never be repeated - it was the "war to end all wars". Sadly, as we witness on the news each day, the inhumanity and horror of war continues. But I believe there is place for hope. Each day I see our young people live out the CSL values of care, compassion and kindness for one another. They are engaged with international issues such as the environment and global citizenship as well as looking out for the needs of those closer to home. As future leaders, let us pray that their confidence and courage will inspire those around them to work for peace. In that way, we shall not break faith with those who died in Flanders Field, where poppies grow.