This morning we held our Remembrance Services in school, honouring the men and women who have sacrificed themselves in service to our country. The senior service was attended by a number of welcome guest from within and outside the local community. Following tradition, we were also delighted to be joined by a delegation of pupils and staff from our partner school Clongowes Wood College.
During the service, prayers were led by our head prefects, the Deputy Head Boy from St Michael’s College and a prefect from Clongowes Wood College. The address to the congregation was then delivered by Reverend Lorna Dreaning. Wreaths were laid by our Head Boy and Girl and Mr Brian Dane president of the Old Portora Union, to commemorate members of our school community who gave their lives in service of their country. The Head Boy from CWC then also laid a wreath at the memorial, outside the Steele Hall, to commemorate the young men from Clongowes Wood College who gave their lives during the First World War. After the service, the CWC guests where treated to a talk by Robert Northridge OP.MBE, on Portora and Portorans of the First World War followed by a tour of the Lough Shore campus and they even spent time in some post 16 lessons.
The music was conducted my Mrs Bloomfield and played by the Senior Wind Band, complimented by the Pipe Band who braved the inclement element on the front terrace to both welcome and bid fair well to our guests. At each of the thee services, buglers Rachael Fyffe, Ellen Boomfield and Kelly Beacom, played The Last Post and Reveille with precision and tone, fitting to the occasion.
Click below to hear Rachael Fyffe’s live rendition of The Last Post, from the senior service at 11am this morning.