PUBLISHED 11 November 2021
This morning, Armistice Day was commemorated across the school as we fell silent to remember those who died in conflict. After last year’s service was broadcast virtually, it was particularly poignant to welcome guests back into our school to participate in our main Remembrance Service in Senior School, where we recognised and paid tribute to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Outside the Senior Hall, our Design department displayed a beautiful piece entitled, "Remembering at AKS", as well as a stunning cross made from sewn textile poppies by Lower School students.
Mr Harrow opened the service with a moving address, which was followed by the beautiful sounds of our Chamber Choir singing "Irish Blessing" and a moving poem read by Year 7 student, Lila.
Year 13 student, Joe, played "The Last Post" before wreaths were laid at the memorials as the names of the fallen were read aloud. Wreaths were laid by Mrs Bickerstaffe on behalf of the Queen Mary School Association, Mr Hoskisson on behalf of the Old Arnoldians, Sergeant Ethan Tinsley on behalf of the CCF, and 99-year-old Mr Hare, on behalf of the Old Lidunians. Mr Harrow laid a stunning wreath made from hand-made poppies by Year 9 students, on behalf of school.
The school and assembled guests paid their respects and ensured that,“…We shall remember them”.