St Bede's and St Joseph's Remember

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Sixth form students and representative students from each of our school houses, staff and guests all gathered outside around our War Memorial to commemorate the 100th anniversary of armistice. Though the weather was cold what followed was a service of great reverence and respect lead by Fr Sean Molloy (Chaplain and Old Boy). Wreaths were laid by Staff, Governors, Head Boy and Head Girl, Old Boys and relatives of those who had died. Student representatives from each house laid one of the 700 poppies that had been crafted especially to commemorate the 100th Anniversary by our technology technician Paul Woolhouse.

To mark the start of a two minute silence over both our sites Daniel Eddison played the last post. Guests were then invited to join students for Mass. After communion as a roll call was read out of the 120 dead in whose honour we were gathered, students carried small cross and placed a coloured tea light at the Altar for each of the 120.  At the end of the service they were displayed on the Altar. This was a truly fitting tribute to those who had made the ultimate sacrifice. 

Watch the highlights below.