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Remembrance Day Services 2023


In memory of the fallen, the school gathered for two Remembrance Services on Friday 19 November. A minute of silence was observed in both services, allowing staff and pupils to reflect on the huge sacrifices made by their College forebears.

Pupils laid 197 poppies at the altar in memory of the fallen Hurst OJs and staff members from WWI and WWII. In the Senior School service, Dominic Mott, Head of College, read out these 197 names, during which pupils and staff members stood up in their memory. Readings were also given by members of the Hurst CCF, as well as CCF Contingent Commander, Sam Amos.

On the following Sunday, the College CCF attended the Remembrance Parade hosted in Hurstpierpoint village. A group of 22 Fifth Form, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth Cadets volunteered to attend and march through the village to the Holy Trinity Church for the service. 
It is a great honour to be involved in such an historic event and to remember both those from the School and local members of the community who gave their lives to preserve our freedoms.


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