Shoreham College gathered on Monday afternoon to mark the fallen in a moving act of remembrance. Held every year in honour of the former pupils who gave their lives in defence of the country, it was well attended by all year 7 and upward pupils, parents, grandparents and staff.
Head boy and girl, Oliver and Lauren, read the Roll of Honour and during the reading of the names, ceramic poppies, made by the pupils, were placed in front of the memorial by the College prefects.
The Service was officiated by Rev George Butterworth and wreaths were laid at the College memorial by Richard Taylor-West, on behalf of the College; The President of the Old Shorehamers’ Association Mr David Abbott, on behalf of the ex-pupils and The Chair of the Parent’s Association, Mrs Wendy Allen, on behalf of the parents.
Readings were by Zak and the last post was played by ex-pupil Isabel Manson.
Headmaster, Richard Taylor-West spoke of the service, 'The College marked the moment with some lovely singing and some mindful reflection. The Reverend's words reminded us all that war is not a thing to be celebrated but is a terrible thing, and that the veterans he had met in his time as a chaplain would wish us all to reflect upon this profoundly, along with the bravery that men and women of all nations are sometimes called upon to show.'