Pitsford School’s poignant and moving Remembrance Service took place on Wednesday 11 November. The School choir sang For The Fallen followed by the Commitment read by Head Boy, Isaac Hamlyn, and the Dedication read by Head Girl, Sudha Pathak.
A letter from the front, entitled A Letter from Messines 1917, was read by James Smith and Georgia Boffey before Rudyard Kipling’s poem My Boy Jack read by Matthew Wainwright and Nakita Bell, and finally the Anthem for Doomed Youth read by Ben Allwright.
Leading up to the two minute’s silence, pupils and staff listened to the Agnus Dei from Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem which accompanied images on screen. Charlie Barker’s beautifully haunting sounds of the trumpet marked The Last Post before the room fell silent in respect of those who have died in the service of our country and its cause. Loui Partridge represented the RAF and Matthew Wainwright represented the Army. The service concluded with pupils and staff singing the National Anthem.
Later that evening, pupils took part in a Remembrance Concert involving a number of solo performances in addition to the Junior and Senior Choirs. The finale to the concert was a sing-a-long of the famous “We’ll Meet Again” which got more than a few eyes watering.