We ended 2013/14 with a whole-school Flexi day where all KS3 students worked in vertical groups on the theme of commemoration. We offered two workshops in languages: "In Flanders fields" students learned about the history of the poppy tradition and created a field of poppies with words such as friendship, love and hope written in different languages on the poppy stems. In "Sadako and the 1000 cranes" we looked at the story of Sadako, a young girl who survived Hiroshima but later died of leukemia. She folded over a 1000 origami cranes to get a wish granted from the gods and this is now a symbol of peace and hope. We were particularly privileged to work with trainee teachers from Hiroshima who helped our students during the Origami workshops.