Lest We Forget
Remembrance Day was observed by High March pupils both in School and within our local community on Friday 11th November. Mrs Gater led a remembrance assembly explaining the meaning of remembrance – remembering to remember the act of service many men and women have given and continue to give to the nation. Year 6 High March Voices sang a beautiful rendition of ‘Lest we Forget’; this was followed by the poignant playing of the Last Post and thought-provoking prayers.
Later that morning, our Year 6 girls joined The Mayor of Beaconsfield, members of our local community and pupils from other Beaconsfield schools in a Service of Remembrance at the Beaconsfield Old Town war memorial. The service included readings, poems and prayers read by pupils from Beaconsfield schools. Trinity and Alaina represented High March, reciting ‘In Flanders Field’ by John McCrae and all the Year 6 girls, together with pupils from other Beaconsfield Schools, read a moving commitment to peace before our Head Girls, Anna and Jess, laid a wreath of poppies at the base of the war memorial.
A two-minute silence was impeccably observed by our girls at the war memorial and in the School playground at eleven o’clock. As always, these events provided an opportunity for our pupils to pause for thought and show gratitude for our fallen servicemen and women.
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