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Remembrance Day 2019

St Dunstan’s College’s annual Service of Remembrance took place on Monday 11 November and was led by Canon Boswell.

12 Nov 2019
Poppy display on the College front
Poppy display on the College front
Pupils and staff from across the College gathered in the Great Hall, which featured a sea of red petals, for a Remembrance assembly led by Canon Boswell and the Headmaster, Mr Nicholas Hewlett. During the assembly, Mr Hewlett spoke to pupils about the importance of Remembrance and St Dunstan’s significant loss during the First and Second World War.

Following a performance from the Chapel Choir, the College then moved outside onto the front crescent for the two-minute silence and laying of the wreaths.

This year, St Dunstan’s unveiled a large poppy installation featuring more than 650 poppies of varying sizes. The display is made up of two rivers of poppies hanging down the side of the front building and a giant three metre by three metre poppy.

The front crescent also included a large cross, where the wreaths were laid by Senior and junior pupils, and more than 150 smaller crosses representing St Dunstan’s loss in the Second World War and following conflicts.

Following the Service of Remembrance, Canon Boswell read out the following prayer:

Ever living God

We remember those whom you have gathered

From the storm of war into the peace of your presence;

May that same peace

Clam our fears,

Bring justice to all peoples

And establish harmony among the nations,

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

When you go home, tell them of us and say

For your tomorrow, we gave our today.


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