Remembrance Service at King James

November 2018


In memory of those killed and wounded in conflict, and along with millions of people across the world, we held a special Remembrance Service to mark 100 years since Armistice Day.

As is customary at King James, the service was held on Friday 9th November to allow all of our students to take part. Special guests, staff and student representatives gathered around our own War Memorial for a poignant service in which the sound of the last post echoed around the Academy grounds, and the entire school joined in a two-minute silence at 11.00am to mark the end of World War I on November 11th 1918.

Wreaths and poppies were laid by special guests including our Chair of Governors, Mrs Elizabeth Varley, Vice Chair, Mr George Campbell and Warrant Officer, John Bolam, who joined us from 8 Rifles Bishop Auckland alongside a number of student representatives.

This year, three of our students in Years 9 and 10, who are all members of the 2505 Bishop Auckland Air Cadets and The Rifles, stood proudly in uniform to pay their respects to the men and women who have inspired them, and to represent the next generation of military personnel who will serve their country.

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