HSD Remembers

WW1 Centenary: HSD Remembers

A special programme of events to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War

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As we approach the centenary of the first Armistice on 11 November 1918, the School has put together a programme of events to mark this important anniversary, to which we extend a warm invitation to all pupils, parents and staff, past and present.

Dr John Halliday, Rector of the High School of Dundee, said, "We have organised a series of events which we hope will be a suitable testimony to our ongoing debt of gratitude to those whose lives were changed forever by the First World War and give us cause to reflect on how we can learn from the lessons of history." 

Centenary events

In addition to our traditional Armistice Parade on 9 November, a musical concert will take place in Trinity Hall on 8 November, an exhibition focusing on the impact of the Great War on one High School family will be available to view from November, as will an exhibition of WW1-themed artwork created by current pupils.

The full programme of events can be found here.

Jute Poppy Art Installation 

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The centrepiece of our commemorative events is a striking art installation which will see the School's Pillars transformed as they are decorated with more than 2,000 jute poppies in tribute to those who fell in the Great War.

We are also making identical jute poppies available for sale to raise money for the charity Poppy Scotland.

You can find out more about this unique commemoration, and buy poppies, here.