Princethorpe Falls Silent In Remembrance
On Thursday 11 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 held outside on a cold and damp school playground.
Father Alan Whelan MSC opened the proceedings with a prayer. Year 9 pupil, Sean Birtley read out a thought-provoking poem for Remembrance and then College trumpeter, Year 8, Henry Corbin sounded the melancholic and mournful notes of the Last Post.
The one-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. Sixth Form students then read out For The Fallen before the College community sang the hymn Abide With Me.
A wreath was hung at the Pupils’ Entrance by Michael Spencer, Assistant Head, Director of Studies.
Ed Hester, Headmaster, then brought the proceedings to a thoughtful close with a final prayer for peace.
At the Eleventh Hour on the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month – We Will Remember Them.