A representative from every tutor group in each House presented a wreath created from a single poppy from each student. Some bore the names of family members who had died in conflict or who still serve today in the armed forces.The students showed their respect as the Head Boy and Girl, Eliot Kerr and Mia Bright, and Deputies, Kate Eagleton and Ben Cousins, read the words of men who had served their country, including George Broomhead from the Royal Navy, injured in WW11 in 1942, when his supply ship was hit and sunk and Aron Shelton, aged just 19, who lost his leg after being injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
A profound silence at 11 a.m. was followed by the Last Post, played by Adam Turner, a GCSE music student.
Headteacher Hilary Jackson said:
“There have been worries expressed in the press that today’s young people will not remember, as the older generation do, those who have served and suffered or died. If Testbourne students are anything to go by then Remembrance will be safe in their hands for many years to come.
As one new Year Seven said, “That was awesome”!”
Sunday 11th November
Service of Remembrance and Parade