Remembrance at BlenheimPosted on: 11/11/2021
School Remembrance Service
On Thursday the school held its annual Remembrance Day Service.
The Service, which was observed impeccably by students, involved a brief address from myself, a recital of the exhortation by Head Girl, Rosie Hopson, the laying of wreaths, playing of the Last Post, two minutes silence, playing of the Reveille and finally, a recital of the Kohima Epitaph by Head Boy, Ollie Earney.
There are two primary reasons why the school collectively observes remembrance. Firstly, it emphasises the School’s intention to help ensure that the next generation do not forget the sacrifices that previous generations have made. Secondly, it emphasises the struggles that have been experienced for many centuries to protect the British Values that we hold so dear and which ensure that society functions smoothly. These values of Democracy, the Rule of the Law, Mutual Respect, Liberty and Tolerance should never be taken for granted.
I would like to thank Mrs Pateman for her excellent renditions of the Last Post and the Reveille.
Remembrance at the Clock Tower
Six Year 8 students represented Blenheim High School at the Epsom Remembrance Service at the Clock Tower on Thursday, 11 November.
The service, the first to be held for a couple of years, was attended by a number of schools, military personnel, the Mayor and Councillors, and a large number of members of the public.
All six Blenheim pupils, Natasha, Oscar, Alfie, Emily, Hope and Oscar were an absolute credit to themselves, their families and the school.