21st November 2016
Under blue sky and in glorious sunshine pupils, staff, parents, governors and guests gathered to commemorate those who had given their lives for peace. In a beautiful Remembrance Service in the Prep Department the eloquent words of the Prep 6 war poets were a moving tribute to those who had given everything. The green wreath looked suitably poppy red after everyone in Prep had attached their poppies to it.
In Senior Department, the service was led by our school chaplain, Revd Jonathon with our Headmaster Mr Coen introducing the one minute silence by reading Binyon’s lines:
“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.” Jack Adams read ‘In Flanders fields’ and our Heads of School read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 which finishes with the lines “There is a time for war and a time for peace.”
Poppies were then laid by students representing the School and the CCF after which everyone was invited to come forward to place their own poppy down as a mark of respect and to honour the fallen.