North Leamington School pupils and staff gather to pay respects on Remembrance Day - The Leamington Observer

North Leamington School pupils and staff gather to pay respects on Remembrance Day

Leamington Editorial 15th Nov, 2021   0

A MOVING remembrance service saw pupils and staff gather at North Leamington School.

The school came together in the courtyard on Thursday to pay tribute to members of the school community who gave their lives during the Great Wars.

Around 1,500 pupils and staff stood in silence to pay their respects.

Head teacher Mike Lowdell opened the ceremony with an address to the school and read out the names of four young men from the school, who died 80 years ago. They were: Stanley Vincent Clench, Peter James Cross, Douglas Foch Morgan and William Edgar Peers.

An year eight pupil played the Last Post on the euphonium and a poem was read by two senior student leaders.

A commemorative wreath was laid in the school’s Remembrance Garden by school cadets.

The playing of Reveille on the euphonium marked the end of the ceremony.

Mr Lowdell said: “I am so proud of our staff and students coming together to show their respect at this remembrance event every year.

“The ceremony is an important way to commemorate those that gave their lives in the Great Wars and a reminder of the sacrifices made by our service personnel,who have served and continue to serve today.”


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