Shoreham College gathered on Thursday 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, the service was well attended by all year 7 and upward pupils, parents, grandparents and staff.
Head boy and girl Rory and Olivia read the Roll of Honour in front of the memorial plaques in the College quad.
The Service was officiated by Rev George Butterworth and wreaths were laid at the College memorial by Mrs Bakhtiari 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 Sam Mackley on behalf of the parents.
Readings were by Clem and the last post was played by Alfie.
Principal, Mrs Bakhtiari spoke of the service, “This was a fittingly solemn moment in the College calendar, where we came together to give thanks and remember the sacrifice of all those that have fought in wars to defend and protect our way of life. The names of the Old Shorehamer’s who lost their lives in the first and second world wars were read out, and the Shoreham College community of 2021 remembered them. One hundred and five Old Shorehamer’s were remembered. To put that in context we currently have 71 pupils who would have been eligible for service, in Shoreham College today. The scale of the losses are hard to imagine.“