Borrow a Boot – October 2 to October 9

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Combat boots provided a powerful symbol of remembrance during the ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France on April 9, 2017. Thousands of modern day combat boots surrounded the Vimy monument on this day, in memory of the nearly 3,600 Canadian soldiers who lost their lives during the battle. Students from Canada and France took part in laying 4 rows of boots, to represent the 4 divisions of the Canadian Corps that fought as one formation at Vimy a century ago.
Rotherglen School has arranged for a pair of combat boots that were part of the 100th anniversary ceremony at Vimy Ridge, to be on display in our foyer from Monday, October 2 to Friday, October 13. Our students will be provided learning opportunities around these boots and we invite families to come and pay their respects to these powerful symbols of sacrifice.

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