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Princethorpe Falls Silent In Remembrance

18 Nov

At the Eleventh Hour on the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month - We Will Remember Them.

On Friday 11 November the College community gathered together outside on a windy school playground to silently reflect on the bravery and the selflessness made by so many of our country's service men and women. 

Deputy Head (Pastoral), Beth Sharpe opened the proceedings with a prayer. Year 7 pupils, Dami Ajagunna, Alvin Wamala, Reuben Allen and Sophie McCormick read out a thought-provoking reading on ‘Why Do We Wear A Poppy?’ Then College trumpeter, Year 9, Henry Corbin sounded the melancholic and moving notes of the Last Post

The one-minute silence offered all a time for refection, a shared moment to remember those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. Sixth Form students, Connor Silvester, Radley Evans, George Wild, Sophie Gray, Alice Whittaker, Maisie Edge and Joseph Newborough, read out For The Fallen before the College community sang the hymn Abide With Me.

A wreath was hung at the Pupils’ Entrance by, Air Cadet and Year 10, Ben Heywood and Michael Luis from the Foundation’s Estates team.

Finally, Ed Hester, Headmaster, brought the proceedings to a thoughtful close with a prayer for peace.

Thanks to our College musicians, Henry Corbin, Lottie Corbin, Chloe Hurworth and Chloe Sarkies who played during the service.

A recording of the service can be viewed here.