The past two years have resulted in our Armistice Day service in school, being restricted in a socially distanced way. This year however, we returned with a special service and showed our respects to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, during The Great War (WW1), along with (WW2) and every campaign to date. The school fell silent at 11am as students and staff paid their respects. The service, at the front of school, was attended by a number students representatives, those in uniformed organisations and also by staff.
The service was coordinated by Mr MacDonald, who made sure it involved representatives from both sites – Northgate High School and Dereham Sixth Form.
A poppy cross was placed along with a commemorative poppy pebble, by students from all year groups from Year 7-13.
Lewis, Head Boy, alongside Freya Head Girl, read “For the Fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon.
Mrs Graves, Head of Year 7, read the poem “In Flanders Fields”. Music to accompany the service was played by two students, Emmanuel Year 9, playing the piano beautifully and Dexter Year 10, who played trumpet and the Last Post.
Mrs Galley and Dr Hone, Heads of Northgate and Dereham Sixth Form College, placed a cross on behalf of staff and students, and they also paid tribute to former pupil of Northgate – Private Lewis Hendry.
Mr Hambling, (CEO) of Unity Education Trust also paid tribute to the late Mr Mike Salt (Governor), closing the service with the reading Kohima Epitaph.