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High Weald Academy pays tribute on Remembrance Day

Students and staff took part in the local Remembrance Day Service and parade on Sunday 8 November at St Dunstan’s Church, Cranbrook.

The church was full to bursting as people gathered to pay tribute to local men and women who have given their lives in service to their country and to remember particularly those that had died in the World War I and II.  Time was also taken to remember those from local families who are involved in conflicts around the globe at the current time.  It was a moving service supported by the local cadets, guiding and scouting groups, the local town band and local schools.

High Weald was well represented with students in a number of guises including scouts cadets and there as part of our school group.  Sixth form students led by the Head Boy Oscar and Head Girl Lydia led the march through the town and up to the war memorial where they laid the wreath that we had prepared.  It was a moving experience where the local community under a leaden sky came together to pay their respects to fallen heroes.