Our school joined the nation in pausing for two minutes to remember those who lost their lives while serving this country in war or conflict.
Head Boy Ammon Read and Head Girl Katie Conway joined our Head of School Jeff Place for a wreath laying ceremony on Wednesday morning. Year 8 students Rosie Skeet and Michael Furley delivered Remembrance Day readings before the two minute silence.
Rosie had written a piece specially for the occasion while Michael read a famous verse from For the Fallen, by Laurence Binyon, which he wrote in 1914 and is part of Remembrance services around the world. The best-known verse starts with the line ‘They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.’
The special hand-made wreath was created by Deputy Headteacher Mrs Rachel Treacher and it was laid in the school’s garden area in front of the main entrance.
We also enjoyed a special virtual Remembrance Day assembly ahead of the formal service and 11am silence.