Remembrance activities

Over the last few days, as is the norm, the school observed the national commemoration for Remembrance.

The whole school gathered together for a special assembly to reflect on the commitment and sacrifice of our armed services. We were proud and honoured to welcome special guests from the Shipston on Stour branch of The Royal British Legion to the assembly, and we thank Chairman, Richard Adams, and President, David Kernohan, for joining us for the event. Students heard the story of Ernest Arthur Webb who served in the 2nd Batallion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and who, at age 29, became the first Shipston fatality of the second world war.

School staff and students were represented by our five senior prefects, Ashish, Minnie, James, Matthew and Amy who took part in the parade and the Sunday Remembrance service on 10th November and attended the marking of the two minutes’ silence on 11th November with Headteacher Gavin Saunders.

We are grateful for the opportunity to be involved, and proud to have raised money for the Royal British Legion through poppy sales in school.