Just before 11am on Monday 11th November the whole School filed onto the field for a short service of commemoration to mark the Armistice. Building on the impact of last year’s service to mark the centenary, it was a privilege to see our young people again show a level of respect and reflection that acknowledged the significance of this moment. Mr Hindman, Mrs Bradberry and Mr Owen were joined by our new School Captains (Molly Berry and Archie Goldsmith) in leading the service. Prayer and readings were shared with the School, wreathes were laid on behalf of the School community, and a two minute silence at 11am followed the ‘Last Post’, played superbly by Freddie Lynas (8Ot). The service finished with Archie blowing a whistle that was used in the trenches, a sobering moment for those in attendance. As Mr Hindman remarked at the end of the service, the pupils behaviour was excellent. It is hoped that this coming together of the School to mark a significant moment in the life of the country will become an annual event. My thanks must go to everyone involved, including the Site Team, in making this service such a success.
Mr J Barnett, Head of Humanities