Remembrance Day 2019

Remembrance Day 2019

Today we marked Remembrance Day with a moving in-school service in memory of all those men and women who have given their lives in service to their country.Cadet lays wreath at Remembrance Service

Students in the Cadet Forces, led by Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major Albert S, represented the school in laying wreaths to the fallen, as did Issy C, whose father is currently serving in the Far East. Students Adam W and Emily D read poems and readings to reflect on the two world wars. After this, the Heads of School, Erin C and Camilla D, read the names of former members of the School who gave their lives in combat.

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.

WO2 (retired) D Hill led The Kohima Blessing:

When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today.

School Windband accompanies the serviceThe School Windband accompanied students and teachers in the School Song and National Anthem. They also played during the procession in and out of the school hall.

Scouts and Brownies among the students wore uniform for the service. A two minute silence was held at 11am.

The service builds on the activity of the weekend, which included members of the Sexey’s Boarding Community attending the Remembrance Service at St Mary’s Church in Bruton, and laying a wreath.