Derby Grammar School pupils, staff and guests gathered this morning to mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of WWI in their Remembrance Day service.
Led by School Chaplain Reverend Paul Taylor, the School gave thanks for those who had given their lives for others. He encouraged all not to just remember them today, but every day and to think about how they can each individually say thank you.
Following readings from the Bible and the Qur’an, Dr Norris gave the address and reminded the audience why we remember WWI; it was an unprecedented conflict which left 8.5 million soldiers and 13 million civilians dead. We should not forget the sacrifice of those who gave their lives for us, who gave us the example of fighting for something they believed in.
Year 10 pupil, Ben Masterson, played the Last Post, and then the Reveille which followed the two minutes’ silence, and Year 6 pupils Omer Khan and James Maddox read the poem Please Wear A Poppy to the school.
All assembled then processed to the school lawns to plant a Remembrance Cross, whilst the names of the fallen of Derby School were read out, 69 from WWI and 49 WWII.