Remembrance Day Service
The Cardinal in college

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

Students and staff gathered to pay their respects at the service which was organised by tutor Joe Nicholas and the History Department.

Proceedings began with Brass Studies tutor Alex Thomas playing The Last Post and Year 13 History student Hayley Monaghan laying the poppy wreath.

Year 13 History students Clare Bolton read “In Flanders Field” and Lucy Waddington “For the Fallen” which was followed by a poignant two-minute silence on the stroke of the eleventh hour.

Alex Thomas played again and Year 12 History student Jack Grounds closed the service.

Students and staff alike donned their poppies with pride. College Principal Peter McGhee said,
“Today was a wonderful example of the ethos of 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.”