Remembrance Day 2021

Colfeians joined Colfe’s Combined Cadet Force Squadron (CCF) at the Horn Park War Memorial for a poignant Remembrance Day service to honour those who gave their lives.

Along with friends and family of the school Headmaster Richard Russell, Gregory Jones (President of the Old Colfeian Society), School Captains from both the senior and junior schools and representatives from Old Colfeians Rugby Club laid wreaths. The Reverend Tony Collier led prayers.

In the week leading up to the service, pupils reflected on the importance of Remembrance Sunday during form time, lessons and assemblies. Senior School pupils had a special PHSEE session exploring what the poppy symbolises, the diversity of those who fought in the war and the role of the armed forces in recent years. Poppy inspired artwork has been displayed around the school, including an installation from Design and Technology pupils and hand-painted poppies in the EYFS playground.

On Thursday 11 November, staff and pupils observed a two-minute silence while Y12 student Alex performed a touching rendition of The Last Post.

“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.”

For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon


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