Armistice Day 2020

The School came together to mark Armistice Day with a very moving tribute on Wednesday at 11.00am. Former Winterfold pupil and current member of staff, Henry Thomas, played The Last Post whilst pupils and staff gathered in front of the main house to observe a socially distanced, two-minute silence.

On Thursday, the Winterfold community marked Remembrance Day in a very different format to normal, as the whole school Zoomed into St. Ambrose’s Church where Fr Lamb led the mass.  Our Deputy Head Boy and Girl delivered the Old Testament readings with confidence. Bidding prayers were offered up by pupils in Year 8, and two verses from the famous poem For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon were recited by the Head Girl.  The roll of honour was called by the Head Boy and the wreath laid at its foot.

Finally, the Last Post and the Reveille were played to mark the minute’s silence observed in memory of the fallen.  It was a moving service as always and even in these challenging times, the spirit of the occasion was upheld and reminds us that we still have so much to be thankful for in 2020. If you have not already seen it, the link to the service can be found by clicking here.