Remembrance Day Service
On Monday 10th November Bridlington School held its annual Remembrance Service. This event is hugely important at it enables the school community to pay their respects to the fallen. As always, the ex-Bridlington students who have made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts across the globe where in everyone’s thoughts.
This year, as a nation, we remember the fallen from the Great War. In August 1914, 100 years ago, Britain entered a war which was to change the course of history. “The war to end all wars” claimed the lives of nearly one million British and Empire soldiers. Amongst that number were seventy five students who attended Bridlington School and they were the focus of this year’s ceremony.
The audience which included the Year 8 students, CCF cadets, members of the British Legion, ex-staff and students and members of the local community enjoyed music, poetry, drama and readings. A wreath was laid at the book of remembrance and two minutes silence was observed. All of which took place on a stage bedecked with handmade poppies and amazing works of art produced by students and staff. Everyone involved in the dressing the stage contributed many hours to ensure that the results were a fitting tribute to those people who lost their lives.
The finale to the event was a balloon launch. Seventy Five red balloons, each with a personal message written by a current student to one of the fallen ex-Bridlington students, were released accompanied by a round of applause. Even as the balloons drifted off into the distance they stuck close together – much as the students would have done nearly a century earlier.
Once again, the Bridlington School community worked together to produce a fitting and memorable event which touched the hearts of everyone involved.