They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the school fell silent as we remembered all those who made the greatest sacrifice for our freedom and security in the Great War and all wars since.
It was a particularly poignant Remembrance Day for the school as Dr Williams – who led the assembly – touched on the awful loss of Amelie Linsey and her brother Daniel in the Sri Lankan terror attacks earlier this year and how important it was to pay tribute to those whose lives had been cut short. After a reading of Laurence Binyon’s ‘For the Fallen’ from Savannah in the Upper Sixth, the school then listened to a beautiful and moving rendition of ‘The Last Post’ from Sixth Form student Maya before we paused for a moment of quiet reflection to remember the fallen.
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