|Pupils and staff at Denstone College participated in a moving and emotional Remembrance Day service, which took place in the College’s chapel last Friday
More than 150 parents and family, some in uniform, joined the pupils in planting crosses around the War Memorial as part of the Act of Remembrance, while the Captains of School, Sephy Evans and Tom Lukeman, read out the Roll of Honour, a list of the 272 Old Denstonians who fell in the Two World Wars.
The Service, led by Canon Brendan Clover, was not just a chance to remember the ultimate sacrifice of so many young people, regardless of their nationality or creed, by also an opportunity for a new generation of young men and women to commit themselves to the cause of peace and to helping others in need.
The sermon was given by a former member of Staff and Head of Geography, Bob Menneer, and the last post was played by 12 year old Charlie Edwards. The Vice Captains of School, Millie Atherton and Jonathan Reid read the lessons and as the congregation left the chapel to plant their crosses by the War Memorial they were showered with poppies from the organ loft balcony.