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War heroes honoured at annual Remembrance Service

War heroes honoured at annual Remembrance Service

Staff and pupils at Rydal Penrhos honoured fallen war heroes and veterans at a special Remembrance Service.

The school gathered in the Memorial Hall on Friday, November 11, where a service was held in addition to a moment of silence to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in 1918 that signalled the end of World War One.

During the service there were readings from a number of pupils, including Head Boy Nick Fiorita and Head Girl Gowri Pradeep, in addition to Deputy Head Boy Miles Poller, and Ethan Bytheway was tasked with playing The Last Post which he did superbly.

Headmaster Simon Smith read out the names of those who died that were members of Rydal Penrhos during both wars, and special guest preacher, the Reverend Jesse Holland, who is the chaplain at RAF Valley, gave a moving and powerful address to the congregation.

Two wreaths were laid at the World War One Memorial situated in the Learning Resource Centre, with another placed outside the Memorial Hall to honour those that lost their lives in the Second World War.

Following the service, 106 individually named crosses were planted in the Memorial Quad to commemorate school members who lost their lives during the two World Wars.

Sixty-three former pupils lost their lives during World War One, with a further 43 killed in the Second World War.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “As always, it was a very moving and poignant service that was observed impeccably by our staff and pupils.

“We will be forever grateful to our former pupils and other fallen war heroes that gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we have today, and it was heart-warming to see so many of our pupils involving themselves in the service.”

 

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