All Saints Academy – We Remember

Students at All Saints Academy came together in a powerful service of remembrance on Friday 11th November.

Members of the public joined our Act of Remembrance on a crisp autumn morning, passing a display of ceramic poppies created by students in response to the installation at the Tower of London.

The start of the service was marked by readings of the famous Laurence Binyon poem “For the Fallen” by Year 7 Head Girl, Charlotte Preston, and John McRae’s “In Flanders Field” by Sixth Form Head Girl, Shannon Stack.

Veteran Salvation Army bugler Raymond Jackson, who will be 80 on his next birthday, played The Last Post and the start of the two minute silence was marked by Sixth Form student Shaweer Noorah wearing full World War 1 uniform blowing an authentic 1917 soldier’s whistle.

All members of the Academy family were silent as wreaths were laid for each year group, for the staff and for our governors. The silence was broken by a whistle and Reveille.

Concluding our service, students left to the strains of Elgar’s Nimrod. A fitting end to a solemn and poignant occasion. Our thanks to all who marked this Act of Remembrance with us.

November 14th, 2016

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