September 28th, 2016

Armistice Day marked at North Bromsgrove High School

Armistice Day marked at North Bromsgrove High School Armistice Day marked at North Bromsgrove High School
Head of the school's CCF Danielle Bartlett with headteacher, David Hadley-Pryce and CCF students Lauren Barley, Ellis Shilton, Nathan Wilkes. s
Updated: 10:35 pm, Nov 11, 2015

STAFF and students at North Bromsgrove High School fell silent at 11am on Wednesday (November 11) with a special ceremony to mark Armistice Day.

It took place in the school grounds, where there is a solid bronze plaque listing former pupils who fought in the First World War.

The plaque was created in 1921 to remember ten former pupils from Bromsgrove County High School and was restored last year.

After a welcome by headteacher David Hadley-Pryce, a parade was led by 2nd Lieutenant Bartlett with members of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

Head boy, Noah Dixon, and head girl, Beth Gulliver, read war poem ‘In Flanders Field’.

As 11am approached, the wreath was laid by CCF member Ellis Shilton, before the Last Post was played by head of music, Samantha Chater.

Cadets stood to attention and the officers on parade saluted as the school paid respect to war heroes from the First World War to the present day.

The Reveille was played to signal the end of the two-minute silence before the CCF pupils were marched out.

All North Bromsgrove High School sixth form students attended the service, along with many staff, who wanted to pay their respects.

Mr Hadley-Pryce said: “It really does bring home what the soldiers have sacrificed for us and we should never forget it.

“It was excellent to see the year ten pupils, who have volunteered to be part of the CCF, perform so well in the parade.

“We are very fortunate to have our own place in the school grounds where students can remember all those who have fought for our country.”