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Manor community holds remembrance service

The Manor School community gathered outside at break time today for a Remembrance service honouring past and present Armed Forces personnel.

The service began with an introduction from Principal Mr Davenport before he and Year 7 students Joshua and Kyra read the poem In Flanders Fields. This was followed by Rhys and Beth from our Student Executive who read the poem War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy. Joshua proceeded to place the school’s poppy wreath as the service’s focal point.

Miss Barron then lead a group of our student musicians in the Last Post, after which all students, staff and guests observed a minute’s silence. The silence was broken with the bugle call Reveille as per ceremonial tradition.

Representing the Royal British Legion, distinguished guest David Thoday recited the exhortation and dedication alongside Mike Clements, before students and staff were dismissed.

A special ceremony was also held earlier in the morning for the unveiling of a remembrance plaque and sculpture, kindly donated to the school by Mike Clements on behalf of the Rotary Club. These have been installed in our Centenary Garden by Mr Wilson and our gardening club students.

Representatives from the school will be attending the Raunds Remembrance Service on Sunday 10 November, where the school’s poppy wreath will be placed on the town’s memorial. Details of the service can be found on the Raunds Town Council’s website.