Remembrance SERVICE 2017
We held our annual Remembrance Service on Friday 10th November. We welcomed distinguished guests from the local community and were, once again, indebted to representatives from the Royal British Legion, the Territorial Army, the Army, the Cadets as well as, Counsellors and representatives from our federated Governing Body.
The service was both emotional and powerful and it was most encouraging that so many pupils and staff took part.
Pupils and staff were welcomed by a Guard of Honour made up of our Senior Leaders and Year 7 students. Jada Lane, a year 7 student played, ‘Clair de Lune’ by Claude Debussy on entry to the Sports Hall. Mrs. Beer made the initial address, followed by Mrs. D Parry who spoke about the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele.
Deputy Head Boy, Charlie Hall, informed us of the history of the poppy and Deputy Head girl, Emily Gregory read, ‘In Flanders’ Fields’ by John McCrae.
Following ‘The Last Post’ and the minute’s silence, Carys Nurse, Head Girl read, ‘Rhyfel’ – ‘War’ by Hedd Wyn.
A selection of Year 9 students read out their unique metaphor poem ‘World War 1 is ……’ and the proceedings continued with Rebecca Lewis (Year 9) and Mia Lane (Year 8) delivering a beautifully emotional and heartfelt duet of ‘Amazing Grace’, by John Newton.
Shaughn Poulter, Head Boy, read the closing prayer.
The occasion provided a superb insight into Glan-y-Môr at its best and emphasised the traditions and links with the community that remain so strong.