STATIONERS’ CROWN WOODS ACADEMY SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
A service of Remembrance was held in the quad of Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy where students, staff, Governors, members of the Royal British Legion and Stationers’ Livery Company; and pupils from Eastcote Primary, gathered to remember all those who died in service to their country.
The service hosted by staff member, Lt Col Jeremy Wilson TD, comprised readings and poems by Academy students and Eastcote pupils and all joined in the hymn ‘Eternal Father Strong to Save’.
Year 10 Ashdown School student, Esther Mandisodza played The Last Post and a two minute silence was observed across the whole Academy at 11am. Executive Principal, David Millar, said a prayer and the Royal British Legion read The Commitment after which wreaths and poppies were laid.
The Academy has always observed a two minute silence on Remembrance Day but this is the first time a full service has been held and the idea originated from Year 11 student cadet Charlie Ward who wished to involve everyone in a Remembrance ceremony. All Academy student cadets were involved in the organisation of the event which ran with military precision.
David Millar, Executive Principal, said: “It was a very moving service and I am extremely proud of all the students, particularly Charlie and those in the Cadet forces who organised it. This will now be a firm fixture in our Academy Calendar.”