The Beacon Remembers

10 November 2023

On Friday 10 November, our Beacon Community came together to commemorate Remembrance Day in honour of the armed forces who served and sacrificed, and their families. We held a wonderful Remembrance Service at The Beacon, hosted by Headmaster, Mr Baker, Year 8 boys and our Heads of Houses.

The service began with an opening speech from Head Boy, Dino J, followed by a reflective song from our Upper School Beacon Voices. Throughout the event, there were poems, readings, prayers and hymns. We were delighted to welcome Ian Lynch, one of our Peri Music Teachers, who played a moving rendition of ‘The Last Post’ prior to the 2-minute silence at 11:00 and ‘The Reveille’ on the trumpet afterwards.

It was a delight to see the service well attended with Year 8 Beacon families, who all joined in to sing the congregational hymns alongside our Beacons boys from Years 3-7 and staff members.

The event closed with the Headmaster’s prayer after which boys and their families left in silence to incidental music by Carole Callow.

A huge thank you to Mrs Nikki Olhausen for organising the Remembrance Day service, and for everyone involved in making it such a special service.

Powerful Poppy Display

Over the past two weeks in the run up to our Remembrance Service, our Beacon Community have also worked hard to collectively create individual poppies for a striking display of over 3,000 poppies that have been stitched to a net and draped over the front of School House at The Beacon.

The creative vision was initiated by our Head of Art, Miss Michelle Jackson, as a symbol to commemorate Remembrance Day.

A huge thanks to all the pupils and staff members at The Beacon who contributed to the display, to our Estates Team for safely constructing it and of course to Miss Jackson for her creativity and hard work in bringing it to fruition.

Donations to the Poppy Appeal will be made via a QR code next to the display. Click here to donate.

Lest we forget.

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