12th November 2019 — Belmont School took part in a two minutes silence at 11am on Remembrance Day to remember those lost during the war. Former pupil, Tom Viney, played the Last Post and Reveille on his bugle to signify the start and end of the two minutes, whilst staff and pupils lined up outside the front of the school. Head Girl, Amelia and Head Boy, Andrew laid a wreath that Year 2 pupils had made at a recent visit to the Poppy Factory in Richmond.
Belmont parent, Lieutenant Colonel Candlish, gave an opening address and following the act of remembrance; he visited Year 2 in their classroom to discuss his role in the army and answer the questions they had prepared. During his talk, the boys and girls examined his medals, learnt how quickly an army camp can be established and passed around army food rations.