Paying our respects – Remembrance 2018

This morning the full Queen Elizabeth’s community joined together on academy field as we held our Remembrance Service to pay our respects to those people who have fought and died for our country.

Our students and staff were honoured to be joined by invited guests from local primary schools, our governors, Trustees, together with friends from the Rotary Club, parents, and other members of our community. We were pleased to be joined by Reverend Mark Herd who led the service alongside academy principal Miss Brothwell.

Readings and poems were performed by year 11 students Shauna, Rinalds and Amini, alongside members of our staff team as part of an emotional service. Mrs Dixon also read out the names of former Queen Elizabeth’s students who had lost their lives in the forces, together with a number of names of family members who had served in the forces, nominated by the families of current students.

The two-minute silence was impeccably observed by the hundreds gathered outside the pavilion, following the bugle announcing the Last Post, played by guest Sarah Emblen.

Thank you to all of our guests and visitors, including the Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band who performed traditional music before and after the service.

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