The morning of Friday 10 November saw the annual Remembrance Service take place in the Upper Quad, ahead of Remembrance Sunday last weekend.
The service acknowledged not only fallen service members, but also civilian victims of terror and war around the world.
The Rev. I. B. Howard led a small procession that included the Headmaster and flag bearer, carrying the flag of The Royal British Legion, into the Quad to carry out the service.
The whole school marked the solemn occasion alongside staff with a Last Post played by student musicians, followed by a two minutes silence. Several verses of the hymn Abide with Me were sung, as well as a short reading of the Ode of Remembrance taken from the concluding lines of the poem For the Fallen. Members of the Junior school were also wearing poppies made by themselves in school.
Different this year was the concluding prayer, which was accompanied by a Swedish translation. Read by the Rev. Howard and Jonas Dahlgren, teacher of Spanish and English and organiser of European exchange trips for Campus Manilla School in Sweden, the prayer was a nod to the School’s connection with Campus Manilla, as well as presenting a fitting tribute to fallen members of European allied forces and victims of violence.
Miss R Smith