Remembrance Service 2018

Today saw our Remembrance Service at the school - an annual event made all the more poignant this year by the centenary of the end of the First World War.

A beautiful service at 10.30am began with a stunning performance from the choir which you can listen to below: 

Light in the Hallway - The A Cappella Choir

After Mr Sutherland's address, 29 boys stood to represent the 29 soldiers linked to the school who died at war, each holding a light and each reading a brief biography of the person and, in some cases, extracts from the letters written from the men either to the school or to their families. In one case, a poem written by Frank Maddison was shared, read by Head Boy, Maxwell Duncan. After each reading, the students extinguished their lights until the hall was bathed only in faint red light - an evocative and moving moment to lead into the prayers, led by Rev'd Hall. The Last Post was played by Hugo Watson and guests left to 'I Vow to Thee my Country'.

After the service our guests, several Old Danes among them, joined with staff and the senior prefect team to witness the laying of a wreath at the school's memorial by the Head Boy and Girl and were able to read documents pertaining to the school's history provided by archivist, Fiona Hirst. Many thanks to the staff who organised such a memorable and moving service and to our guests for joining us.



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