Remembrance Assembly - 11th November 2016
We held our annual Remembrance Service on Friday 11th November. We welcomed distinguished guests from the local community and were, once again, indebted to representatives from the Royal British Legion, the Territorial Army, the Army, the Cadets as well as The Mayor, Counsellors and representatives from our federated Governing Body.
The service was both emotional and powerful and it was most encouraging that so many pupils and staff took part.
Pupils and staff were welcomed by a Guard of Honour made up of our Senior Leaders and Year 7 students. Members of the school brass band played ‘I Vow To Thee My Country’ on entry to the Sports Hall. Mr James, Lead Deputy Headteacher, made the initial address, followed by Mrs D Parry who spoke about the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
Head Boy, Iwan Richards, informed us of the history of the poppy and read ‘In Flanders’ Fields’ by John McCrae.
Following ‘The Last Post’ and the minute’s silence, Rachel Lewis, Head Girl read ‘The Soldier’ by Rupert Brooke.
A selection of Year 9 students read out their unique metaphor poem ‘World War 1 is ……’ and the proceedings culminated with Mia Lane (Year 7) delivering a beautifully emotional and heartfelt rendition of ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon.
The occasion provided a superb insight into Glan-y-Môr at its best and emphasised the traditions and links with the community that remain so strong.