Teesside High School remembers the fallen

Monday 11 November 2019 | By Samantha Hockney

Teesside High School welcomed guests from across the community today to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Marking 101 years since the end of WWI and 100 years since Armistice Day, the school community paid tribute to those who had lost their lives or fought in the line of duty.

We were delighted to be joined at the service by Mr Mark White OBE, Deputy Lieutenant (Durham) and pupils and staff from Junction Farm and Whinstone Primary Schools.

The Senior School Choir opened the service with a beautiful rendition of Steal Away by Wallace Willis, performed hauntingly from the balcony.

The Prep School was represented by a number of fantastic Speech and Drama pupils, as Abigail Egbo, Sophia Egbo, Gideon Green, Roxi Hall, Louisa Palmer, Darcey-Rue Richardson and Evie Shields performed The Great Evacuation by Lilian Hansen, aged 12 at the time of writing.

Readings from Finn Noott, Rachael Turner, Anastasia Bell, Emily Fothergill and Rohan Vagadia preceded the laying of the school wreath, led by Year 10 cadets Phoebe, Euan and Henry.

The Ode was read by Head Boy, Amar-Raj Atwal before Gabriella Bell and Lydia Wilson performed The Last Post to mark the start of a two minutes’ silence.

The service was a poignant and moving reminder of our aim to ensure each of our children honour and respect those who gave so much all those years ago.

Teesside High School would like to thank those who joined us on this special day.