Remembrance Day Service 2022

A special Remembrance Day service was held earlier in the month where we welcomed Old Danes, School Governors, Reverend David Hall, Vicar of Christ Church, and special guest speaker Brigadier Matthew Cansdale MBE. We were privileged to welcome back Matthew, a serving ex-student, to deliver our Remembrance address to students.

Matthew was commissioned into the Parachute Regiment in 1998 and is currently the Head of Future Force Development for the British Army.

The end of the service was marked with the last post played by Year 10 student Isla. Ewan MacDonald in Year 11 performed a beautiful a song which he had specifically composed for the service titled 'I Will Always Miss You' and was about loss of a loved one.

 This can be heard through the link below. 

i will always miss you

Poppies were on sale during the course of the week with Sixth Form students visiting classrooms and giving students the opportunity to make a donation to the Royal British Legion. The school assembly was attended by Years 7, 10 and 13, with the other year groups listening to an assembly from Mr Garvey which included reflection on the Falklands War. A wreath was then laid with the playing of the last post, and Old Danes were invited to view some of our archive material provided by Mrs Hirst and have tea with the Head Boy and Girl and their deputies. 

A huge thank you to our Year 13 student photographer, Amy Esposito, for taking photographs of the event. 



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