The Thomas Hardye School

Thomas Hardye Remembrance Ceremony



On this very special year of commemorating the end of World War One a hundred years ago, there were concerns that the weather would curtail the annual Thomas Hardye Remembrance event. However, almost on cue, the sun came out as the whole school and its guests assembled on Queens Avenue.

As always, the ceremony began with the approach of the School’s CCF with both the Army and RAF Sections marching impeccably. Headmaster Mr Foley then began the readings by speaking on the significance of the occasion.

The following students then gave the readings (including the names of Thomas Hardye students who lost their lives in the two world wars).

Will Simmons
Amelie Dixon
Harry Standen McDougall
Josh Prowse
Jamie Sage
Ishaml Khan

The Last Post was played by Tom Bidwell.

Mr Foley then called for two minutes silence. As always, this was observed to perfection by everyone and showed how our students still understand the sacrifice that was made and respect the memory of all those who died in two world wars and others since. Then, after Reveille was played, our governors, guests and representatives of the four colleges (Will Gould, Holly Bennington, Jess Connolly and  Kerr Jeffrey)  laid wreaths at the school gates.

Whilst across the country there will be many ceremonies and parades over this weekend, there will surely be few that are more moving and perfectly observed than that at the Thomas Hardye School.







November 2018