Special Remembrance Service
On Friday 9th November, the entire school went down to St Peter's Church for a special Remembrance Service commemorating 100 years since the Armistice of 1918. The service opened with a lively rendition of traditional songs from the First World War and set the tone for a spirited yet reflective occasion. The choir sung beautifully, performing renditions of Keep the Home Fires Burning and Songs of Remembrance, the latter a particularly moving arrangement of Laurence Binyon's famous lines. We also heard two war poems and recollections of those who lived through and fought in the Great War, read by members of Year 8. The Act of Remembrance was accompanied by Year 8 pupil Jack on the trumpet.
Also on display in the church were some excellent interpretations of McCrae's well known poem 'In Flanders Fields' by the Year 1 and Year 2 children, thoughtfully illustrated with poppies. The Year 7 pupils displayed their World War One projects undertaken in English, detailing their research into a soldier listed on the Woodhall Spa Roll of Honour.
The service provided pupils, staff and parents alike with the opportunity to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice. In this centenary year, it was important for us to get together as a school, alongside the local community, to reflect on those who have lost their lives and the St Hugh's Service provided a moving tribute to the fallen. We will remember them.