Headteacher’s blog 11.11.2022

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we will remember them!

Remembrance Day is a day of reflection. It allows us to remember and think about all those people who are affected by wars, both in the past and now. It allows us to think about all those people who suffer in wars all around the world. And it reminds us how important it is to work for peace.

Ms MorrisHeadteacher

Milford's Forgotten Grave

For over a century a grave lay without a headstone in Milford Haven cemetery, lost in the passing of time. Efforts were made to find out who this grave belonged to. Milford Haven has a strong connection with conflicts fought by our brave service men and women and so the story of the forgotten grave is a really amazing one.

Image: Simon Hancock

In World War One soldiers from across the empire fought side by side with Welsh soldiers . Milford Haven welcomed refugees from across the war zones. Belgian families and children fled to the Haven they knew from fishing businesses and on local farms and forests international workers kept the home fire burning by helping with supplies. Many remained here to enrich our community over the post war years.

Throughout the war brave soldiers were often killed and buried in far corners of the world – far from home and this is what happened to John Myers.

John Myers was killed on the morning of March 28, 1915 when the 4,806 ton passenger and cargo ship on which he worked – the SS Falaba – was torpedoed by a German U-boat 38 miles west of the Smalls lighthouse off the Pembrokeshire. The 21-year-old Nigerian was employed with a Liverpool-based shipping company that traded with West Africa. His job was as a trimmer or fireman based in the boiler room. 104 people including over 50 crew were killed.

Image: Simon Hancock

Many of the dead were returned home after being brought to but John was buried just in front of the caretaker’s house in Miford Cemetry and then forgotten over time. No stone marked his grave for over 100 years. We do not yet have a photo of John. Thankfully members of Milford Haven community did the research , got together and raised money and then with the support and help of the Commonwealth Graves commission , John’s grave was finally given a headstone so the people of Milford Haven could remember the service of a 21 year old Nigerian who died over 3000 miles from home.

Image: Simon Hancock

Roll of Honour

F V Richards

W C Hall

                             L Rabaiotti                               

W A Edwards 

J D Lyons 

W H Thomas 

F R Hastings 

Molly Oliver (Mrs Price)

R Smith 

B S Taylor 

E Reynolds 

WTC Watkins 

S Farmer 

ETW Davies 

LL Nicholas 

O T B Sayers 

S C Watkins 

C E Mansell 

L N Reynolds 

G R James 

J E Apter 

C T Durkin 

J Foster-Powell 

J H Snelling 

H C Jenkins 

P E T Pettit 

D W Baker 

A Lewis 

E S Memery 

J D Harness 

Lewis V C

F R Thomas

H Davies 

J H Eden 

E L Settafield 

A G Adams

I M Bennett

D Boutcher

I Chance 

C Davies 

G Edwards

R G Foster

F Harris 

M E Headley

C W King 

J C Leggett

E Horn 

E Collins 

J McSparron

T R E Roach

R Roberts 

W Sherriff

A H Tucker

G H Warner

Marjorie Job

W C J Gough

W H Thomas

Important Information

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A reminder that copies of all the letters we have issued this academic year can be found on the ‘Letters Home’ page of our school website. It is advisable to check this page on a regular basis to ensure that you stay up to date with school information. Link to ‘Letters Home’ website page: https://milfordhavenschool.co.uk/letters-home/
GCSE POD is a fantastic resource which Milford Haven School continues to promote amongst learners and their parents/carers.

GCSE POD holds a wealth of support for a range of subjects, with some content specific for KS3 as well as KS4. Learners are encouraged to use their MHS Google log-in to access the site and start exploring the site which could prove extremely beneficial for our KS4 learners.
Please look at the following parent site tour where you can see what is on offer: https://bit.ly/2P1hJKZ
Young person’s mental health toolkit from HWB.
Below is a link to the young person’s mental health toolkit from HWB, designed for 11 to 25-year-olds. Here you will find six playlists to direct you to a wide range of online resources to help you through the lockdown and beyond. In each of the playlists you’ll find self-help websites, apps, helplines, and more that are here to support your mental health and well-being.
Please remember: if you’re finding it difficult to cope, make sure you speak to someone you trust. Who this might be is different for everyone, but it might include family members or carers, a teacher, a helpline, or a doctor. How you feel is important and lots of people are here to help if you need them.