Penrice Academy Remembers

On Thursday 11 November, Penrice Academy staff and students came together in the garden square for their annual Service of Remembrance.

Students from all year groups and a variety of organisations – from Scouts and Guides to Army and Sea Cadets – paid their respects to service men and women lost in combat around the world, dressed in full uniform.

The ceremony started with The Last Post, performed by Music teacher Mr Jones, followed by a poignant 2-minute silence observed by staff and students.

Students within their various organisations then took turns in laying wooden crosses by the memorial that contained individual messages written by tutor groups across the school. Inscriptions included promises such as: ‘we will forever be grateful’, and ‘Lest we forget’.

Mr Johnson, English Teacher and Scout Leader, said:

“We are incredibly proud of the students. They have done themselves proud and the school proud by choosing to wear their uniforms and represent their organisations. They have shown real respect today at the commemoration ceremony.”