Remembrance Service 2017

by Joanne on November 27, 2017

Grange CofE School – Remembrance Service  12/11/2017

When I stood watching the Remembrance parade in November 2016 it occurred to me that one of our biggest community groups (our Primary School) was missing from the parade. After a discussion at our governing body and a few e.mails and phone calls to Grange Town Council a year later I am very proud to say that our school took part and was very present as part of the community.

I, together with two fellow governors joined Mrs Summers and five young people from school joined the church service, the parade and the laying of the wreath at the war memorial. We were all most impressed by the service and Andrew Norman’s address. The parade was well organised and orchestrated, the voice and authority of Sgt Major Ray called us all to order with an overheard comment ‘I bet you don’t forget to clean your teeth in that house’.

The war memorial was perfect and very inclusive, the setting sun made a perfect back drop to the final act of remembrance. For us, as governors, this was partly about ensuring that Grange Primary School is part of the community. It was, however, bigger than that it was about recognising the central act of  remembering as part of our cultural and values. All those children who took part (and many more children of Grange School were involved with other community groups) were exceptionally well behaved and showed both reverence and respect.

We are all part of the legacy of the men and women who laid down their lives for our freedom and it was a pleasure and a privilege to see the next generations taking part in that celebration.

Together we will remember them.

Dr D Wheatcroft

Chair of Governors

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