Armistice Centenary Service - Friday 9th November

Fresh from OFSTED yesterday the whole school gathered this morning on the playground to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the fighting in World War One. The Sixth Form and all support staff joined the rest of the school for morning line-up. After a prayer for Armistice Day, read by Mr Smith, Head Boy Oliver and Head Girl Liv proceeded onto the playground with poppy wreaths escorted by a guard of honour made up of six Tommie’s students – Matthew, Josh and Harry from Year 11, Caitlin from Year 10 and Mya and Amelia from Year 9 – all in their full cadet uniforms. A splendid sight I must say. Mr Gay and Ellie-Rose (with her French horn) brought up the rear. After the laying of the wreaths, Ellie-Rose played the Last Post live to the whole school – a magnificently brave performance from Ellie-Rose, well done! The minutes silence was impeccably observed before Mr Smith finished our service with the Exhortation and Eternal Rest Prayer.

Thank you to all the students and staff at our school for their reverent behaviour on this very special occasion. Please watch the video when you get a chance so that you can share in what was a unique and very moving service. Also, see why all the staff are so very proud of all our students here at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School.



Mr Gay
Teacher of Humanities

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