School remembers those lost in wars

Bridlington School'Remembrance Day Service
Bridlington School'Remembrance Day Service

BRIDLINGTON School paid its respects to those killed in conflict at its annual Remembrance Service, and service of thanksgiving, last week.

Students throughout the school donate large amounts of money every year to the Poppy Appeal and around 250 pupils and 30 guests attended the service last Tuesday.

The school’s house captains, staff officers and cadets from the Combined Cadet Force all turned out in their best uniforms to mark the occasion.

Guests at the service included the chair of governors, David Baldock, members of the Foundation Trustees, former pupils of the school, members of the Bridlingtonian Club, the Old Girls’ High School Association and former school staff members.

The special guest speaker at the event was Major Tony Sugdon, a former pupil of the school.

The Act of Remembrance was supported by the cadet force’s standard bearer, David Sexton and standard bearers from the Royal British Legion and Royal Naval Association, who were piped in by members of the City of Hull Pipe Band.

Bridlington School headteacher Sara Pashley said: “The school’s remembrance service plays a very important role in maintaining the traditions of Bridlington School and is an event that is valued, appreciated and supported by the whole school community.”

Earlier this year, the authors Chris Bonnett and Mike Wilson visited the school to talk about their book, The Great War Heroes of Bridlington, and to present a copy to the school.

Inspired by the visit, students carried out research on former pupils who had died in the First and Second World Wars and year nine pupils gave a presentation of their work at the Remembrance Service.