21st Nov, 2019

North Bromsgrove High School holds touching remembrance service with handmade poppies

Harry Leach 9th Nov, 2018 Updated: 9th Nov, 2018

STAFF and students at North Bromsgrove High School honoured those who lost their lives in conflict by holding a touching remembrance service this morning.

Year 9 students studying Design Technology created handmade poppies for the occasion.

At 11.20am, one by one, they placed each poppy on the school’s ‘Roll of Honour’ memorial.

On it are ten names of former North Bromsgrove students who died during the Great War – but altogether there were 106.

Interim headteacher Nick Gibson, who led the service, said: “It’s a great privilege to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

“We are also honouring our past students who gave their lives.

“The year 9 pupils came up with the idea of making the poppies themselves and it’s absolutely fantastic to see.”

War-time poems were also read out by members of the school’s combined cadet force (CCF) and members of the sixth-form before a two-minute silence was held.

Head of sixth-form student, Olivia Chadwick, said: “We managed to get the whole of year 12 and 13 wearing poppies today to show our respect.

“Each person donated what they could.”

Lauren Hill, also Head of sixth-form, laid down a wreath on the Roll of Honour.

The small service was the first of many that the school will be doing over the next week.

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