Remembering 100 Years

Gayhurst held it’s Remembrance Day Service today.  The children and staff were joined by Major General Inshaw (Husband of Head of Science, Mrs Inshaw), Colonel Carmichael (Father of pupil, Ryan) and Mr Harrod (Grandson of former Headmaster, Mr Gibbs) as they held a special assembly followed by the playing of The Last Post by Mr Bill Skelton.

The Assembly included four poems read by the pupils and a presentation by Mrs Keeney and Mr Stevenson who had lead Years 3 to 6 in their History lessons this week, where many of our pupils shared stories from their own family histories.

Mr Skelton, one of Gayhurst’s peripatetic music teachers, played the Last Post at 11:00 as the school stood in silence to remember all those who, not only lost their lives in combat since 1914 but, as Mr Inshaw mentioned in his talk, also those who are still living with injuries sustained during more recent conflicts.

Mr David Harrod laid a wreath at the foot of the School’s ‘Tommy’ and where a whole-school memorial project was being displayed, for which every child at Gayhurst had painted a poppy to remember 100 years since Armistice Day.