A special commemoration event was held at Lynn’s Springwood High School marking the forthcoming centenary of the start of the First World War.
Taking part were members of all youth groups who attend the school being joined by the standards of the RAFA and Royal British Legion, in addition to a contingent from RAF Marham, Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps, Bridge for Heroes, Brownies and Guides.
It started with a parade from the school gates to form up around the flagpole, with the march accompanied by “Barnard Castle” played by members of the school concert band.
A war poem “Im fernen Polenlande” was read and then an address on the costs of the war before the Last Post was sounded by David Maddison, followed by a two-minutes silence and then the sounding of Reveille.
A prayer of remembrance and the Lord’s Prayer was said by the Rev Zoe Ferguson from St Faith’s Church; wreaths were then laid by Mr Mark Ballman for the school and representatives from the RBL, the Army, the RAF, Bridge for Heroes, the ACF, the ATC and Brownies, while members of the school concert band and the school choir performed “Hymn to the Fallen” from the film Saving Private Ryan. This was followed by “In Flanders Fields” by the school choir and the National Anthem, performed by members of the school brass groups.
Finally, the parade marched away, back to the school gates, to the tune of “1914” which is a collection of songs from the First World War era.
After the parade and service the visitors were invited for refreshments and to have a stand in the Sixth Form Social Area, where students from the school visited during the morning.