World War Fighter Pilot speaks at Remembrance Day Service

On Friday 8th November we welcomed a number of Old Danes, Trustees and Governors to the school to join us for our annual Remembrance Services.   The school was privileged to have Second World War fighter pilot Jimmy James as guest speaker, who relayed his incredible war time experiences as a pilot and prisoner of war. The prayers and the Ode of Remembrance were read by Reverend Ludgrove, preceding a minute silence at 11am.  At the end of the services, the Last Post was expertly played by Year 13 student Hugo Watson - a moving musical tribute to remember those who died in service.

After the senior service, guests and staff watched as the Head Girl and Boy laid wreaths in the central courtyard before enjoying refreshments and perusing the displays put on in the library by our archivist, Mrs Hirst. Old Dane and guest Mr Tony Davies praised the school for a memorable service saying, ‘The speakers, choir, bugler and the young audience were all exemplary, and I was delighted to see the photos and artefacts preserved for posterity displayed following the service. The morning was very special and it was very moving to see that the school has done so much to retain such close links with its past.’

As ever, it was a moving and memorable day; we would like to thank all our guests for coming and congratulate all those involved in organising the memorable and moving Remembrance Services on Friday and at the school assemblies today.

Please see gallery below for more photos from our Remembrance Day Service.




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