Manor community holds remembrance service
The Manor School community gathered outside at break time today for a Remembrance service honouring past and present Armed Forces personnel.
The service began with an introduction from Principal Mr Davenport before Head Boy and Girl Daniel and Ella-Louise read a moving account of life in the trenches. This was followed by Year 7 students Lara and Jay reading the military poem I’ve Got Your Back. Lara and Jay proceeded to place the school’s poppy wreath as the service’s focal point after the reading of the poem In Flanders Fields by Mr Davenport.
Mr Bickerdike then lead a group of our student musicians in the Last Post, after which all students and staff observed a minute’s silence. The silence was broken with the bugle call The Rouse as per ceremonial tradition.
Representing the British Legion, distinguished guests Mike Clements, Ray Sands and David Thoday recited the exhortation and dedication before students and staff were dismissed.
Representatives from the school will be attending the Raunds Remembrance Service on Sunday 11 November, where the school’s poppy wreath will be placed on the town’s memorial. Details of the service can be found on the Raunds Town Council’s website.