Tabor Academy once again hosted an inspiring Remembrance Day service for Braintree’s Royal British Legion. Students, staff and many distinguished guests gathered together in the school sports hall on the afternoon of Armistice Day for a moving ceremony that will live long in the memory.
The sixth annual Festival of Remembrance included representatives from military and civilian services who joined the full school community to pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.
The school was proud to welcome many war veterans and members of the Royal Navy, Air Force, Army and Marines to it’s event which was led by Father Barnes and Headteacher, Mrs Robinson.
As well as moving readings from student leaders, staff and guests, the Last Post and the National Anthem were played, followed by a poignant poppy-drop. A drama performance backed by beautiful singing helped students and guests grasp the impact of conflict on those that are left behind as soldiers carry out their duties.
Without doubt, the pride and sorrow of war were conveyed in a very special service. In the words of a Year 7 student, “I really understand why the poppy is so important now”.