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College Act of Remembrance

This morning the entire College gathered in the Sports Hall to pay their respect, as part of our Act of Remembrance.

Over nine hundred people including students, staff, governors and guests attended the service, Led by Reverend Canon Peter Hall.

The Act of Remembrance began with prayer and stories of Servicemen and women that had sacrificed their lives for the freedoms and liberties that we have today. After hearing about the bravery and courage these individuals displayed, and why it is so important to honour their sacrifice, the College joined our choir in singing 'I Vow To Thee My Country'.

Our service continued with a reading from our Head of History, Mrs Masson, who delivered a presentation about 'why do we remember?', highlighting the importance of the individual stories of those who served. Our service continued with a reading and poem from our Headteacher, Mrs Bennett about the one-hundred year anniversary of the end of the first World War, and highlighted the bravery and demonstration of the young soldiers of the 1914 - 1918 generation.

The Act of Remembrance culminated with our student cadets placing poppy wreaths at the front of the stage and the whole College participating in a two-minute silence at eleven o'clock.

Mathematics teacher and musician Miss Walmsley then closed our service with a live performance of The Last Post on bugle.

Thank you to everyone that attended our Act of Remembrance this morning and well done to all of our students; each and every one of you showed your respect today.