On Thursday our school community joined together to reflect and honour all those who have lost their lives in conflict.
At the Senior School we held a remembrance service which began with a talk from our Principal, Mr Burke, about the history of war memorials, and the importance of the act of remembrance. During the service there were readings from students, along with a special Prayer for Remembrance Day. Following the laying of a wreath our Head Girl, Mairead M, spoke the immortal words of Laurence Binyon:
“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.”
A silence fell throughout the School as the Last Post was sounded and the two minute silence observed.
The service itself took place in the School Chapel and was displayed digitally for all students to watch. Out thanks SSgt Keylock, our CCF cadets and readers for delivering the service so beautifully.
At the Prep School, Mr Fathers presented an assembly explaining the importance of Remembrance Day and why we have observed the occasion since the Second World War. He told the children why the poppy is the symbol of the day and the ways in which the Royal British Legion support members of the armed forces. The flag bearers lowered the school flag to half-mast and children in Years 3-6 stood for a minute’s silence at 11am.
There were also a range of Remembrance activities taking place in Pre-Prep and Kindergarten which gave the children time to think about the day and the significance of the poppy.
Whole School | 11/11/2021