Over a thousand students, staff and guests assembled in St James' Church today to join in our Service of Remembrance. Always a special event in the King Edward's calendar of services today for some reason seemed to be more poignant then normal as our students led the service in its entirety - with the exception of the usual welcome and salutations from the Rector of St James' Cameron Watt.
Our students did an incredible job reminiscing about their recent trip to Ypres and the western front. They reflected on the deep and lasting impression that the visit had on them which included lining the walk for the Final Post at the Menin Gate proudly dressed in the King Edward's uniform.
This year's Senior Team led by Head Girl Evie Newton, and Head Boy, Luke Otter and ably assisted by their Deputies, Amy Crombleholme and Jack Smith, took charge of the candle prayer and the laying of the wreaths supported by the Headmaster Mr Lascelles and members of the Foundation Governors along with students from Year 7.
Music is always close to our ethos and values and the Music Department ably led by Allan Smith did not let us down offering a range of musical moments that provided the perfect backdrop to this reflective service.
Once again our students didn't let us down. Thier attentiveness and respect during the service was utterly awe inspiring.
St James is open for visitors during the day and we would strongly recommend a visit to see the moving Remembrance displays that they have in the church.