SJR Remembrance Day Service 2015
The Cardinal in college

On Wednesday 11 November St John Rigby College had a huge turn out for the annual Remembrance Service held by the Memorial Garden at the centre of the campus.

Students and staff gathered to pay their respects at the service organised by History Teacher, Matthew Harwood. Proceedings began with Year 13 Music student Danny Wilson playing The Last Post and Year 13 History student Ryan McCracken laying the poppy wreath.

Year 13 History student Ethan Fairhurst read the Exhortation which was followed by a poignant two minute silence on the stroke of the eleventh hour. Danny Wilson played again and Year 12 History student Shona Biswas closed the service by reading the Dedication:
“When you go home, tell of us and say,
For your tomorrow, we gave our today.”

Students and staff alike donned their poppies with pride and Matthew Harwood was pleased with the response to the event; he said, “Today was a wonderful example of the ethos in St John Rigby College. We were delighted so many people attended, and we were happy to give people the opportunity to remember loved ones. Seeing everybody join as a community to remember those who have lost their lives was a powerful demonstration of what it means to be part of this college.”