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One minute's silence for London

Greenshaw students and staff join with others across the country.

All across the country this morning people will stop what they are doing, and observe one minute’s silence. And, very sadly, we did this for the second time in a few weeks.

As we said last week, we do this as a country at times we want to show respect. This includes respect for people who were injured or killed in an attack in London that counted people of different nationalities in the death toll.

And indeed London is a city of difference: of different nationalities and cultures, different religions and different languages. In many, many ways, London and Manchester are areas of the world to celebrate in their tolerance and diversity, and their celebration of difference as a strength.

So, we used this minute of silence again to join with others across the country in uniting, proving that there is a more positive way forwards: in togetherness rather than in division; in love rather than in fear. As I said in assembly before half term, there is far more that unites us than divides us.

Mr House, Headteacher