On Friday 10th November, staff and students at Richard Huish College held a Remembrance Ceremony to honour those who serve to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life.

The ceremony was opened with a poem read by Principal Emma Fielding which was followed by three speeches on ‘Why We Remember’. The speeches were from Uniformed Protective Services (UPS) students, Ryan Grabham, Callum Ella and Charles Cooper.

Fellow UPS student Josh Moore then read The Exhortation.

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

Huish musician Henry performed The Last Post before students observed a two-minute silence. Henry then played Reveille.

The ceremony was concluded by UPS student, Harriet Barclay-Osbourne who read The Kohima Epitaph.

“When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow, we gave our today.”