Remembrance Day Service

Tuesday 15 November 2016

On Friday 11 November, Abbot’s Hill held a Remembrance Day service. The service honoured the soldiers who had lost their lives or been injured during World War One and Two, as well as other conflicts which have occurred up to the present time.

The service was led by our School Chaplain, Reverend Jos Perris. As well as prayers and hymns, there were some interesting readings by the girls. The Two Minutes’ silence was observed at 11am, signalled by ‘The Last Post’, played by Jenny in Year 11.

The service concluded with a beautiful rendition of ‘You Raise Me Up’ performed by the Chamber Choir.

Year 2 made their own poppies to show and later visited the local war memorial in Nash Mills. The memorial and garden were set up shortly after the end of World War 1 to commemorate the employees of Dickinson’s Mills across the country that had lost their lives. During their trip, the pupils were able to think about the significance of Remembrance Day and what it means to all of us.