Our Remembrance service was a little different this year, but no less poignant.
Year group bubbles commemorated the occasion in separate observance. At 10.15am, Year 9 gathered on the top yard for the first service. The poem Flanders Field was read by Year 13 student Nyah Hannah, before Poppy Gregory and Matthew Warwick played the Last Post. Following the Exhortation, a minute silence was solemnly observed. Reveille sounded the end of the silence before our Head Boy, Harry Sidaway, read the war poem The Soldier by Robert Brooke.
At 10.45am it was the turn of Years 7, 8 and the Sixth Form to file out separately onto the Astroturf pitch for a repeat of the service.
Year 10 and 11 observed the one-minute silence at 11 o’clock in their classrooms after a special Remembrance lesson where they focused on the Forgotten War in Burma as seen through the eyes of Captain Tom.
Our school community have always made us very proud with the display of their respectful behaviour on Remembrance day, and this year was no exception.