Remembrance Day 2020
We remember our heroes...
Remembrance Day services were held this weekend around the UK to commemorate and remember those who served the country in two world wars and also in the more recent conflicts. This year we are unable to host a Remembrance Service at school with our Combined Cadet Force. However, as a community, we will still remember those who lost their lives.
A video has been created to commemorate the day. This will be shown to students during form period on 11 November where a two minute silence will be observed.
The video, led by Headteacher Mr Gray. shows the Head Boy and Head Girl laying a poppy wreath in our memorial garden, The Last Post will be played by students Josh and Matthew and a homily and prayers will be led by the Reverend Cheryl Coverley.
We are proud of our history and the significant contribution that former students made to the freedoms and liberties that we hold dear today.
Fifty six of our students gave their lives during the First World War. A further eighty students lost their lives in the Second World War. This was out of a student population that was significantly smaller than its current size. One student was killed in the Second Gulf War
We celebrate the lives of these former students and commemorate the sacrifice that they made. We remember them, not as names on a roll of honour, but as children who attended the same school that we inhabit today. These ‘children’ had the same dreams and aspirations as our current students.
For the Fallen
They shall grow not old
As we who 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.