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Canford Remembers 2023

Canford Remembers 2023

The Canford Community joined together to remember the fallen in whole school services and in their studies.

Pupils and staff gathered round the War Memorial on Saturday 11th November to remember all those who lost their lives in combat.  School chaplain Reverend Phil Jack led prayers and Upper Sixth pupil, Cadet L Cpl. Julian played the Last Post and Reveille. 

A whole school Remembrance chapel service was held in the Assembly Hall on Remembrance Sunday, 12th November. Our Guest Speaker, Major Mark Thornton of the Army Air Corps, shared personal memories, personal thoughts, both as a Christian and as a serving member of his Majesty’s Armed Forces about the meaning of remembrance. The Chapel Choir sang a beautiful rendition of ‘Lord thou hast been our refuge’ by Vaughan Williams. Captain Will Moreland, Canford CCF Contingent Commander and CCF Corporal Jack gave readings. After the service, the whole school community gathered on the Sunken Lawn for the Act of Remembrance. Wreaths were laid by the Heads of School, Jimmy and Tara, as well as OC president Mrs Sheila Way and 2nd Lt PC Du Toy representing the Rifles with Upper Sixth pupil Julian repeating his wonderful trumpet performance. The wreath laying ceremony was watched over by the Colour Party of Canford School CCF. The Colour Party was made up of the Upper Sixth SNCOs, with CSgt James and CSgt Charlotte having the honour of carrying the Colours and lowering the Colours during the Last Post to respect those Canfordians that lost their lives during the Second World War. It was a moving and poignant occasion.

The Remembrance chapel service held in the Assembly Hall can be viewed here: