Ditcham Park Remembers

11th November 2014

Ditcham Park School pupils, staff and Governors came together to commemorate those lost in the horrors of war since 1914.

School Chaplain, Reverend Will Hughes, led a very moving Service of Remembrance on Tuesday 11thNovember within which the school joined with the nation in observing two minutes silence, signalled by talented local musician Lucy Humphris who played the Last Post and the Reveille with poise and sensitivity.  The school choir sang a most stirring arrangement of Valiant Hearts, and special prayers were read by pupils who had visited the battlefields in Ypres earlier in the year with Mr George Harris, Head of History, as part of their studies.

To mark the end of the Act of Remembrance each member of the school community, pupils, teaching staff, Governors and support staff (over 400 people) silently placed into a giant poppy their own personal poppy which they had created themselves- a very fitting tribute to remember those who gave their lives for our futures.

Head Teacher Andrew Rowley explained that: – “It was so important for the whole school to come together to commemorate such an important occasion. We all wanted to show our respect, and express our thanks for the huge sacrifices made by so many in the wars and conflicts of the last 100 years and I was so proud of the reverence shown by the whole school community through our School Act of Remembrance.”

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