Berkhamsted Group, Boys, Girls, Heatherton, Pre-Prep, Prep, Sixth Form | 15.11.2022

Berkhamsted Remembers

Berkhamsted Remembers

Friday 11th November saw all schools in the Berkhamsted Group marking Remembrance Day and reflecting on the significance of the act of remembrance.

Reflecting upon the loss of life sustained in past conflict, as well as remembering the 368 pupils from Berkhamsted School lost during the two world wars, plays an important role in the school community at this time of year.

The Pre-Prep reflected on the importance of service and, after two minutes silence, laid a wreath of poppies as a symbol of remembrance for those who gave their lives in service of others.

The Prep School lined the amphitheatre to hear the Last Post, lay a wreath and observe two minutes silence.

Heatherton held a Remembrance Day service led by Year 6 girls with their parents as well as Reverend Markby in attendance.

The Senior School paused the busy rush of the school day to observe two minutes silence, with the sudden quiet presenting an important opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made in the past. Assemblies focused on the history of the poppy as well as the work of Sister Maud Cottingham.

Berkhamsted pupils also painted the bollards outside the Royal British Legion in honour of those who have served the country, with MP for South West Hertfordshire commenting on the work.

Meanwhile, the school’s Combined Cadet Force were on parade on the High Street, alongside other members of the local community, as part of Remembrance Sunday.

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