On World Peace Day, to commemorate peace in 1918, a service has taken place in the centre of Dereham. This was to mark the 100 year anniversary of the cease fire of the First World War with schools in Dereham, including Northgate High School, being involved.
Peace flowers were placed by The Mayor of Dereham, Hilary Bushell, representing Dereham Town Council, with Mr MacDonald representing Northgate.
In addition, children and staff from the Grove House Infant School, King’s Park Infant School, Dereham Church Infant School and Toftwood Infant School were in attendance. A service was given by Revd. Canon Sally Theakston, Team Rector of the Dereham and District Team Ministry. The centre piece was donated by Northgate and now proudly sits with honour inside the grounds of Dereham War Memorial. It will remain there until Sunday and then be moved to The Queen Mother’s Gardens for a short service. The children really enjoyed listening to the service and understood they are the next generation taking our message of peace forward into the next century. The service mentioned the huge sacrifices made by men and women 100 years ago and the hope never to be repeated in the future.