We Will Remember Them
On Friday 11th November we welcomed families to join us as we congregated on the Headmaster’s Lawn for our annual Remembrance Service.
After a week of Remembrance activities, it was lovely to join together to pay our respects and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Mr Wyld’s Remembrance Address was followed by the reading of a poem by Head Boy, Elliot A, before pupils joined together to lay wreaths. During the week, children had been busy making poppy wreaths and each contained a fact about World War 1. It was heart-warming to see our older pupils pair up with our younger children to read aloud each fact before laying the wreath and pausing for a moment to reflect.
Everyone observed the minute’s silence before the Reveille by Dan G. A poem was read by Head Girl, Poppy W, before the dismissal,
‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.’
The Service proved the perfect finale to the lessons and activities that had gone on during the week, with pupils of all ages recognising the importance of Remembrance Day.