Eggbuckland Community College Remembers

Remembrance Day

Eggbuckland Community College Remembers

Almost a thousand students, staff and members of the local community gathered just before 11am at Eggbuckland Community College, as they do every year, to mark Armistice Day. 

This is a particularly important and poignant event at the College as almost 1 in 10 students have relatives who are currently serving or have recently served in the forces.

To mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme in July 1916, students carried photographs of soldiers from the Great War who had died on the first day of that battle.
The event, organised by Mrs Tash Western herself a former serving member of the British Army and Mrs Kelly Palmer, Co-Ordinator of Military Kids Club Heroes, included a march past by our student cadets representing the Royal Marines, RAF, Navy, Army, Police, Scouts, St John’s Ambulance Service and Military Kids Club Heroes. 

There were readings by students India Hateley and Georgia Pratt before a two minutes’ silence that was perfectly observed by all. The Last Post was played by Mr Mick Battley, Education Welfare Officer, retired Royal Marines Bugler and member of the Naval Volunteer Band. 

Poppies and wreaths were laid in front of flags representing all of our armed forces by students and Alan Tapper, President, and Dave Carnell, chairman, of The Royal British Legion Crownhill Branch.
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