Remembrance Day 2022
Today we marked Remembrance Day with an in-school service in memory of all the men and women who have given their lives in service to their country.
Members of the Year 11 Prefect Team spoke about the importance of the poppy for remembrance and 11 things you might not know about the simple flower. This was followed a solo performance from Louisa G who sang ‘In Fields of Gold’ and a reading of ‘In Flanders Field’ by Mattias F.
Students in the Combined Cadet Force led by Captain Sainsbury, School Staff Instructor, and members of the school community and other uniform organisations laid wreaths to remember the fallen.
A two-minute silence was held at 11am.
After this, Heads of School, Anna C and Hal AD read the names of former staff and students from Sexey’s School who gave their lives in combat. Students from Sexey’s Sixth stood in turn as each name was called to represent the 102 soldiers lost.
‘I vow to thee our country’ was performed by Fred J followed by a Remembrance Day prayer read by Headteacher Mrs Cullen. The school all sang the National Anthem to end the service.