11 November 2022
Remembrance Day services are held around the UK to commemorate and remember those who served the country in two world wars and also in the more recent conflicts.
This morning, Kirkham Grammar Senior School pupils and staff held their annual Remembrance Day Service led by our Senior NCOs. During the service, our School Captains, Ethan Woodcock and Amy Merrick, read the bidding and a Bible passage taken from the Gospel of St John. KGS Deputy Headmistress, Mrs Parkinson, led the service with the whole school falling quiet for the two minute silence. 'The Last Post' and 'Reveille' was played by Upper Sixth Form pupil, Poppy Taylor. At the end of the service, the platform party moved to the Old Hall to lay wreaths at the First and Second World War memorial plaques.
Our Junior, Infant and Pre-School pupils and staff also gathered together wearing their poppies with pride in the school hall. Headmistress, Mrs O'Donoghue, led the service whilst J4 pupil, Oliver Donohue, played the 'Last Post' and peripatetic music teacher, Mr Squires-Evans, the 'Reveille'. Our Head Boy and Head Girl, Henry and Bea, accompanied by the J4 Senior Prefects, contributed admirably with their poems and readings.
Both were very poignant services which allowed the whole school community to reflect and remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice.