Remembrance Day 2014

25th November, 2014

Remembrance Day 2014

“All work, all sound, and all locomotion should cease, so that in perfect stillness the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead”, said the King in 1919 to remember those who had fallen in the war.

Yesterday in school with other Governors we stood in remembrance of the dead with pupils and staff. The school arranges every year for the Last Post to be played in the four corners of the school as everyone stands for the two minutes of silence. The sound was fantastic; to hear the trumpet nearest to you and then a faint echo of the music hitting you again from across the school was really powerful.

It was a moving moment, I am sure not just for myself but for all.
Mr Parkinson Head of Music his staff and players should be thanked for their part. He also has written a special piece of music relating to remembrance, which has been played in assemblies each day in the build-up to the eleventh of the eleventh and which was equally poignant. We shall not forget them.

Owen Hughes (Chair of Governors)