Remembrance Day

On Wednesday 11th November, members of the Penrice Community came together in the Memorial Garden for a service at the school, to mark the annual Remembrance Day.

Students who wear uniforms as part of an organisation outside of school where invited to do so for the service, which saw Mr Johnson leading a two minute silence, a laying of a wreath, crosses with messages written by tutor groups to a performance of The Last Post.

Representatives from a number of uniformed organisations including Guides, Scouts and Cadets stood alongside teachers in memorial of those who gave their lives during the two World Wars and in battles since, before taking turns to lay wooden crosses at the stone.

Messages on crosses included:

“We thank you for your sacrifice”

“In your debt now”

“You gave your today for our tomorrow…”

Mr Johnson, who also attended in Scout uniform, said: “What a brilliant way for students to mark what is a poignant day for people around the world. It was a huge turnout and it was truly inspiring to see so many young people in this kind of uniform – when the rest of their peers are dressed for school. They looked so smart representing their school and their own groups at an incredibly important annual ceremony; they should be very proud.”

You can see more pictures from the Remembrance service in our gallery.