The Whole School Remembrance Service
For the first time in over 18 months, the whole school gathered in person together once more. On Monday 8th November, the School gathered to mark remembrance – to honour the sacrifice of those who have fought and died to secure our freedoms.
The address at the whole school service was given by the Rev Mark Newman, Chaplain to the Oxfordshire Army Cadet Force. He reminded girls and staff ‘Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.’ (John 15 v 13). Such love is seen pre-eminently in the life of Jesus Christ, but also in the lives of others too.
The Chamber Choir sang from the balcony ‘I Vow to Thee my Country‘ and prayers and readings were led by the prefect body alongside the School’s Combined Cadet Force contingent.
School chaplain the Rev Tom Howell said: “It was great to be together as one community – and the opportunity to gather together (for such an important reason) is a privilege and a joy.”
To help promote air circulation and keep all taking part safe, doors remained open and masks were worn.
On Remembrance Day, the school community gathered in front of the school for readings, the last post and a two minute silence.