North Leamington School pays tribute to those who served - The Leamington Observer

North Leamington School pays tribute to those who served

STUDENTS and staff at North Leamington School paid tribute to those members of the school community who lost their lives in the service of their country.

The names of 14 young men from the school who fell in the Great War were then read out and commemorated with an individual wooden cross placed by students next to our commemorative plaques. The plaques are a permanent reminder of the bravery shown by former students who died in both world wars.

To mark the centenary of the Armistice, students hand made 100 poppies which were signed with tributes and placed around the commemorative plaques.

The Last Post was played followed by a two-minute silence.

Headteacher Joy Mitchell said: “It is always very moving to stand in front of my whole school each year and witness the respect every student gives to the occasion.

“There is no other special occasion in the year when we all come together, and I am immensely proud of our ceremony each year. It is important that we continue to remind our school community of the great sacrifices made for us during the world wars but also the on-going bravery shown by service personnel around the world today.”

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