Posted on: 10/11/2023

Remembrance Day

 

 

On Friday 10 November at 11.00 a.m., the whole of MPS gathered together as one to honour the servicemen and women of Merstham who gave their lives in combat for our country in the 2 World Wars of last Century, and also in more recent conflicts. The service was led by Mr Ward.

We heard words of peace and of the hope of peace, and our Art ambassadors laid a wreath of crocheted poppies as a sign that we have not forgotten the loss and sacrifice made by so many.

Mr Garner read a list of the names of the individuals who lived in Merstham who, called to arms by the needs of their country, lost their lives in the first, Second and Iraq wars.

Marya, Aizah, Calvin and Sam read poems and our very own local hero Captain Tom Dempsey, who served in the Sussex regiment, joined us again and brought with him Captain Andrew Wright who was the standard bearer. Thank you to them, and to the whole school community who were so respectful throughout.

Some of our students from local Guides, Scouts and Army Cadet groups came in their uniform, which was a very fitting way to honour those who have given their lives so that we may have peace in ours.

We will remember them.