Hurst remembers the fallen

A Remembrance Service was held at Hurst College on Armistice Day to remember those who have died serving their country.

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22nd November 2016 — All Senior School and Sixth Form students attended a Remembrance service held in the Hurst Chapel on Friday 11th November.

During the service, a two minute silence was held and The Last Post was played by Upper Sixth student Grace Watson. The Head Girl, Shona Manson, and CCF Contingent Commander, Dan Higgins, gave readings to the pupils.

The College’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF) plays an important role in Hurst’s Remembrance Service, as the fallen would have been trained and introduced to life in the Services through the CCF training. Sixth Former and Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major, Jack Court, marched the CCF standard up the Chapel aisle and draped it over the altar alongside two poppy wreathes, laid by the Head Boy, Tom Law, and Headmaster.

Headmaster, Mr Manly, read out the names of every member of the Hurst community who has died in battle, in the First World War, Second World War and subsequent conflicts. With each name, a current Sixth Form student or member of staff stood up in the Chapel to remember every fallen individual. This annual tradition is one of the most poignant moments of the service, as the whole Upper Sixth year and many members of staff that stand – 193 in total - act as an emotional symbol of how the wars took so many lives from the College.

On Sunday 13th November, Hurst College also took 23 cadets and Officers to the Hurstpierpoint village Remembrance Parade. They marched through the Village with the Standard before attending a remembrance service in Holy Trinity Church.

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About Hurstpierpoint College

Hurstpierpoint College is a co-educational day and boarding school for boys and girls aged between 4 and 18 years. Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior Schools are linked by common values and a common academic and administrative framework, to provide a complete education. There are currently 402 boys and 329 girls. 54% of the pupils are boarders. The Preparatory School has a further 292 boys and girls and the Pre-Prep currently has 69 pupils. The College is within easy reach of London via rail or road and is thirty minutes drive from Gatwick Airport..

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