Remembrance Day 2016
Friday 11 November, 11am - every student and staff member joined together to honour the 2 minutes silence following a week of commemorative services and assemblies.
The whole school lined up to listen to Rev Tracey Bateson and to reflect on the sacrifices made by previous generations. Mr Edgeworth played the last post - a fitting memorial that was executed brilliantly.
Dan Davies, Henry Cook and a variety of student cadets delivered Remembrance assemblies throughout the week to ensure that all students were aware of the importance and relevance for the 2 minutes silence. Dan Davies organised Rev Tracey Bateson to deliver a full service for prefects, school council, peer mentors and uniformed students which saw Mrs Woodend laying a wreath on our memorial.
During each assembly students representing each year group laid an engraved cross, these have been crafted by Mr Moore, as well as all the uniformed forces, including Scouts, Guides, Sea Cadets and the Army.
The uniformed students had been running drill practice for a number of weeks and luckily the weather held out for them - as the sun shone they paraded under the command of Corporal Dan Davies. The whole school community watched as they marked the occasion formally. This had never been attempted before at The Abbey School and it was an event that will remain in the memory of students for years to come.
Mrs Page said, "After weeks of planning and marching up and down the playground it was an honour to watch the students mark this occasion in such spectacular style in keeping with the solemnity of the day. To have the whole school on the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day stand in silence as the last post was played was poignant and reflects the maturity our student body. Dan Davies should be congratulated for all his hard work and effort to get this event to run so smoothly."