This year our incredible Art department created a striking art installation for Remembrance Day entitled 'Shrouded'. Emulating the artist Christo, the school's art department and Year 10 artists have shrouded the school's avenue of trees, and the balconies and balustrading of the impressive buildings. A visual commemoration for those who lost their lives in the WW1 and WW2, aiming to mirror the respectful shrouding of the fallen, for their final journey.
The dramatic installation will be the backdrop for our Remembrance parade, or divisions as it's known here at RHS. This involves all 750 pupils marching in remembrance of those whose lives were lost. The event will take place in a Covid safe way, seeing pupils socially distanced and marching in year group bubbles.
Our Head of Art, Harriet Barber is delighted with the effect of the installation and said, "we were particularly ambitious this year with the scale of the tribute we wanted to create. Over a kilometer of fabric, kindly donated by DTE Scaffolding ltd, and two kilometers of red cord have been used to bring the concept to life. Our year 10 artists have worked really hard as part of their GCSE 'wrapped' project on creating this fabulous installation"
Headmaster, Simon Lockyer remarked, "we are proud of our seafaring history and this maritime heritage lives on in the daily life of the School through a number of traditions including divisions. Remembrance Day is a huge date in our calendar here at school and the whole school community is involved in paying our respects to those who lost their lives in the world wars."
Ordinarily parents of pupils, alumni and members of the public are able to come to the school to watch the divisions but sadly they are not able to due to Covid 19. However, we broadcast the divisions as a live Facebook event and the recording is still available to watch here:
A huge thanks to your Year 10 artists and Art department, as well as the pupils and staff involved in this year's Remembrance Divisions.