Friday 10th November 2017

Friday 10th November 2017

Students at King Edward VI College observed a two minute silence in remembrance of the fallen in two world wars and other armed conflicts at their traditional Remembrance Day ceremony this week. 

At eleven o’clock on Friday 11th November a bugler sounded The Last Post and the quad at King Edward’s fell silent as more than a thousand students and staff showed their respect for those who laid down their lives in conflicts. 

The end of the two minutes silence was marked by bugler Harry Bramhill sounding Reveille after which Robin Mitchell from the Student Union gave a short reading. 

Later there was a short ceremony in the main hall where representatives from the student body, board of governors and Old Edwardian’s club laid wreaths in front of the college’s war memorial.

Speaking after the ceremony Principal Remley Mann said “With so many former students having served and fallen in armed conflicts, marking Remembrance Day has always been important here at King Ed’s.  We are proud of our heritage and it is heartening to see our current students embracing this opportunity to show their respect.”

Student Robin Mitchell lays a wreath at the King Edwards war memorial

Student Robin Mitchell lays a wreath at the King Edwards war memorial

Next event:

Year 12 pastoral welcome evening 5:30pm on 25th September 2018

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