Armistice Day “Lest we Forget”

Date: November 12, 2015 Author: Rachel Gaulton Categories: Events, Wright

Students from Leek High and Springfield School joined our school together with members of local branches of The Royal British Legion who led us all in a very special Act of Remembrance.  A bugler played The Last Post and The Reveille.  Rev Richard Pope read a short poem and led us all in prayer.  Our guest of honour was the Leek Town Mayor, Mr Ben Emery.  Students released 50 red balloons; attached to each one was a special label naming a local soldier listed on The Monument in Leek, with his date of death and a brief detail about him.  On the reverse of the label was given details of our school website in the hope that anyone finding one might contact school.

It was a moving and poignant moment as the balloons floated away from Leek and ensured that those who gave their lives are not forgotten, but remembered with honour: someone’s loved ones who never returned to Leek.

“Their names liveth for evermore”