Bowerham has a long tradition of commemorating Remembrance. The school had close links with the Bowerham Barracks and The King’s Own Royal Regiment before the conversion to St Martin’s College; it also has a roll of honour located in its library which was presented by the then headmaster, in 1919, to commemorate the fallen scholars of WWI.
Today the school continued this tradition and marked the 100th anniversary since the end of the First World War by gathering together in the Peace Garden to pay their respects to all the men and women who served in our armed forces, and in particular those who sacrificed so much during the war of 1914-1918.
A beautiful remembrance cascade, decorated with the vibrant red poppies created by all our children was the back drop for this poignant time of Remembrance, as children from year 6 led the service with a reciting of For The Fallen by Laurence Binyon.
Special thanks goes to David Harris of Bay Fabrications for donating the wonderful silhouettes of First World War soldiers, and to our site supervisor, Bob Stirzaker, for constructing the poppy cascade.