Remembrance Service – Friday 10 November, 10.30am

Monday 16 October 2023 | By Megan Connor

We would like to invite you to join our school community for our annual Remembrance Service, which will be held in the Main Hall on Friday 10 November.

The Remembrance Service will begin at 10.30am and continue until 11.30am, after which you are warmly welcome to join us for refreshments in the Coffee Bar. Please could you fill in the Google Form circulated if you are able to attend, so that seating and catering arrangements can be made?

We look forward to seeing you for this poignant and special occasion.

For the Fallen

By Laurence Binyon, 1914

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation,
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

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.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.