Abbey Gate College Remembers the Fallen thumbnail image Abbey Gate College Remembers the Fallen Published on 11th November 2022

Today we held Remembrance Services for both the Senior School and Infant and Junior Schools, as well as Senior Prefects laying a wreath in Saighton village.

The service for our younger pupils was held in the Church of St John the Baptist in Aldford, and our children sang beautiful hymns such as ‘Make me a Channel of your Peace’ and ‘Peace, Peace, Peace’ before respectfully laying wreaths they had made.

Head of our Service Agency, Upper Sixth student Carter read ‘Reflections’ and the names of the fallen of the Aldford area were read out.

At the Senior School, our Chapel Choir sang beautifully as the pupils congregated, before Mr Andrews spoke about the origins of the ‘Poppy Appeal’. He and Mr Dickins went on the read out the names of the fallen who were born very locally to our College.

Visiting Year 6 pupils for local Saighton primary school read ‘In Flanders Fields’ before Heads of School, followed by Form Group representatives all laid wreaths that had worked on collaboratively in recent Form times.

A point of interest within the grounds of our College are the two very tall poplar trees at the end of the garden path. These were planted in remembrance of the Grenfell twins who died during the First World War.