Livestreamed to students and staff across the School, the service began with the Consort Choir performing “For the fallen” by Douglas Guest.
This followed by the opening address from Reverend Jim Houghton who remembered and honoured the sacrifice of those who have died in the service of their country. He said: “This is a day when we will remember those who have fought and died for our protection and freedom.” Reverend Houghton added it was moving to know that the whole school community was being able to take part in the service from their classrooms.
The service featured the laying of wreaths on behalf of the school. In keeping with services across the country, a two-minute silence at 11am marked the time that the First World War officially came to an end. The Last Post was played by Frank Caldwell, Year 11.
The school chapel was lit red in the evening in a mark of remembrance.
‘At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.’