Abbeyfield School Remembers

On Friday the 10th November, the school community came together in an Act of Remembrance to observe a two minutes silence to remember those who lost their lives serving the country.  Students from Cadets, Guides, Scouts & the St John Ambulance were invited to wear their respective uniforms for the day and proceedings were directed by Sgt. McEvoy, Head Boy Matt McEvoy and Andrew Pym (Year 10, Air Cadets).

Students and staff assembled in the main street of the school in what was a very poignant and respectful Act of Remembrance signalled by the sound of the bugle (played by Jamie Heath in Year 13) at either end of the two minute silence.

The two minute silence was a culmination of a series of events and work that ran up to the 10th November.

During the week, students had been supporting the Poppy Appeal by selling poppies in the library, and during break times and lunch times in the main school.    At lunchtime on the 10th, Mr Evans led a war poetry reflection session in the library.  Students had discussed the use of the poppy and the importance of Remembrance during tutor time supported by Mr Bryant and the Humanities Department.

The school wishes to extend its sincere thanks to Sgt. McEvoy for his time and for making this such a special and respectful occasion.