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Princethorpe Falls Silent In Remembrance

08 Nov

On Friday 8 November, at 11.00am, the College community gathered together to silently reflect on the bravery and the selfless sacrifice made by so many of our country's service men and women.

This year’s Remembrance service was, as always, held on the Friday before Remembrance Sunday, outside on a cold and windy school playground. Headmaster, Ed Hester’s opening prayer was followed a thought provoking reading by Jack Neale before Head Boy, Jack Bent, solemnly read out the list of the Princethorpe fallen.  Then College trumpeters, Year 8 pupil, Chloe Hurworth and, Year 7, Cara Ridd confidently sounded the soft, melancholic and mournful notes of the Last Post.

The two-minute silence offered all a time for reflection, a shared moment to remember those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. A wreath was hung at the Pupils’ Entrance by former naval officer, RS Teacher, Mr Cyprian Vella and Commanding Officer, Air Cadet 84 Squadron, Kevin Fairhurst.

The College community then sung the hymn Abide With Me before a final prayer for peace, by Mrs Beth Sharpe, Deputy Head Pastoral, brought the proceedings to a thoughtful close.