On Friday 9th September Phoenix Collegiate engaged in an act of remembrance service involving our exceptional RN CCF section.
To remember such an important event on the 100th year anniversary of the First World War, Students, Staff and the like came together to show their respects to the fallen outside as a whole. Click here to see the all the hard work that went into making the WW1 display.
Headteacher Mike Smith led the service with a touching tribute spoken to all about the meaning of the poppy, and the importance of leadership smiling in the face of adversity by children who took that step into the unknown of similar ages within a secondary school.
Three cadets displayed themselves with great honour by laying the wreath and paying compliments accordingly, whilst the parade being conducted by Colour Sergeant Luke Horobin marching the troops to the saluting base in parade formation.
The bugler posted on the roof of the building played last post and reveille gave a time to reflect the importance of the event with 2 minutes silence, resembling when everything went still on the 11th month, of the 11th day at the 11th hour. The parade was finally dismissed and all cadets had photos in the poppy display created by staff and students.
C/Sgt L Horobin
Leader of CCF