Remembrance event held at Queen Elizabeth's

10th November 2017

Remembrance day 2017Ahead of this year’s Armistice Day this weekend, Queen Elizabeth’s Academy today held their own remembrance event joined by a number of important dignitaries and guests.

The whole academy community of students and staff gathered outside the pavilion on the academy field and were joined by guests including former student Clive Heaps representing the Elizabethan Association, Elaine Twigger representing the Queen Elizabeth’s Academy Trust, former students from the Old Elizabethan Masonic Lodge including John Whiteley, Don French, Mike French, Tony Sale, Andy Campin and Frank Ceney. We were also delighted to welcome pupils from Wainwright Primary Academy, and Pleasley Brass Band who performed traditional remembrance music including The Last Post military bugle call.

A minutes silence was impeccably observed by all, with Reverend Rosie Fyffe leading this morning’s ceremony. During this ceremony, principal Miss Brothwell laid a wreath of poppies dedicated to former Queen Elizabeth’s student Jack Jones, and all former pupils who have died in conflict. Jack was a former head boy who was sadly killed in 1943 during the Second World War, aged just 19 and only months after leaving the school.

On #ArmisticeDay we shall pause 'For the Fallen'. 'They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.' #RemembranceDay2017

Thank you to all of our students, staff and guests for their respectful observation of our remembrance event today.