Today we marked Remembrance day in chapel, with two very special services. During our first service for Years 4-6 Colonel Alan Kay, a Blue Coat Parent and an Army surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, presented our copper wreath. Staff Sergeant Alan Woodland spoke poignantly about some of his memories of serving in the Falklands War, and Revd Dr Nick Tucker reminded us that those who laid down their lives showed the ultimate act of love. The children looked very smart in their best blue, to mark this special occasion.

For the first time this year, we then held a second service for Years 2 and 3. Children in Year 3 brought forward individual pebbles to make the shape of a wreath in memory of the individuals who died in the First World War. Year 2 children made their own Poppy wreath which was brought to the altar, as part of a very moving offering of thanksgiving. Chaplain reminded us that we can choose to be peacemakers, and bring light into the world.