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Our Remembrance Service

Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School held their annual Remembrance Service on Friday 9th November. The service was even more poignant this year, marking 100 years since the end of WW1. The service was attended by the ‘Boteler Old Boys’, some now retired, and others from the services, along with other past students and Deputy Mayor Cllr Wendy Johnson. The school was also privileged to be joined by students from St Barnabas CE primary and St Elphins CE primary school on this important occasion. In the service, led by Revd. Stewart McTaggart, the school community remembered many of the ‘Old Boys’ who fought in both wars and current conflicts. Boteler’s Student Leadership Body took responsibility for many of the readings and prayers.

To commemorate the men and woman who served and fought for us, Head of Art Sam Joice designed a new section to the school’s Peace Garden, and along with Graphic Designer Alice Roberts, painted two giant ‘shadows’ of a land girl and soldier. The area was also decorated with metal poppies and plants. The poppy dress which Sam Joice created last year, made from over 500 individual poppies made by students across all year groups, again made an appearance being worn by Year 11 student Jess Smith.

Many students attended the service, and the young people who are members of uniformed organisations attended in their appropriate attire. Moving performances were given by Year 11 student Emily Bull, school worship group Sounds From Above, and a further group of students who sang In Flanders Field.

Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School by STB