This year’s Remembrance Service was especially important as it marked the 100th anniversary of WW1. It was a sombre occasion, filled with reflection and a time to call to mind many of the young soldiers who have given their lives so that we may live ours. The service began with the entrance of the colour party, while Mr Evans read out the 128 names of those boys from Dean Close lost to war all those years ago. This was followed by the bugle and a two minute silence. Hymns were sung and poems were read, along with a thoughtful sermon from Revd Williams which touched on the fact that since WW2, there have only been 26 days where there has not been a considerable war raging, somewhere on the planet. Twenty six days is less than a month; this means that in 69 years, there has been less than a month of total peace.
To commemorate the soldiers from Dean Close that lost their lives in WW1, the School has bought 128 of the handmade ceramic poppies that have been laid around the Tower of London, to create our own Commemorative piece.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.