On Friday 10th, the whole school attended a remembrance service, assisted by some of King Edward’s RAF and Army cadets. The service commenced with the hymn ‘O God Our Help in Ages Past’, followed by a reflection of the recent history trip to Belgium, read by Elsie H, Ivy H, and Kai T. Next, we heard about ‘The Role of Remembrance’ from Daisy M, Tabitha H and Matilda C. ‘The Last Post’ was played on the trumpet by Freddie F before we joined together for two minutes of silence, showing respect for those we have lost their lives during the wars. The silence was then broken with ‘Reveille’, again played by Freddie F. The school choir sang ‘In Flanders Fields’ a war poem written in the First World War by the Canadian poet John McCrae, and put to music composed by Alexander Tilley. The head girl (Caitlin H) and the head boy (Jake A) read the Candle Prayer and were then joined by some Y7 pupils to lay the wreath at the front of the church. We then all participated in saying the Lord’s Prayer and finally stood to sing the national anthem.
Written by Eleanor D, Y12