On Wednesday 11 November, Whitgift held a covid-secure Remembrance Day service, honouring all those who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Traditionally, the School invites Old Whitgiftians to attend, however as visitors are unable to come on site at present, the service was filmed and shared with OWs and the wider community. First Formers, socially distanced, watched from the field. To view footage of the service, please click the image below.
The service began with the Corps of Drums and members of the CCF performing the duty of Flag Party, followed by Revd Alan Bayes opening with The Act of Remembrance. The horn of the bugle marked the lowering of the flags at half-mast, and all stood still for the one-minute silence. Wreaths were laid in honour by; Head of Fourth Form, Mr Roberts on behalf of staff; Mr Richard Blundell on behalf of OWs and School Captain, Gus Bradford on behalf of students.
Lower School Captain, Nicholas Seal, gave a reading which was followed by the song For the Fallen by the Whitgift chamber choir. The second reading came from Gus Bradford, and the chamber choir was joined by members of the brass band for the hymn, O God, our help in ages past. The service ended with prayers, and the exit of the Flag Party and Corps of Drums.