Earlier today the school joined the rest of the country in pausing for 2 minutes to remember all those affected by war in our history. Mr Jaggon began this important day with assembly to the entire school, helping pupils and staff to use the personal experience from the true story of of Jack & George to focus on why 11th Nov is such an important day.

At 10.50am students in uniforms, many classes and staff from all parts of the school community converged on the piazza to pay their respects around the flagpole. I’m grateful to Miss Townsend and one of our senior students, Jack, for joining me in leading the service before Benjy punctured the autumn breeze with the familiar and spine tingling Last Post.

I’d like to share with everyone the poem ‘Longest Day’ by Rob Aitchison in memory of his grandfather who fought in WW1. We heard it during our service and to me the beautiful words are so reminiscent of the humility and gentleness we so often hear from those who experienced war first hand.

Thank you to all those who’ve contributed to preparing for remembrance day, all the students who’ve been kind enough to walk around selling poppies for the last 2 weeks and for everyone who has donated to the Poppy Appeal.

Mr M Robinson
Lay Chaplain