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Whole School 2023/2024

Remembrance Day 2023

We proudly read in the service and walked in the parade to commemorate the 103rd Remembrance Parade. We are privileged to live in a unique town with a very rich history. Our town has celebrated Remembrance day on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month every year since 1921. It is now the largest and most long running service in the country. We were asked to read a poem as part of the service. The service was held at the War Memorial in Bedworth’s Coventry Road Cemetery in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire representing H.M.The King, the Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, invited dignitaries and guests, the citizens of Bedworth and the surrounding towns, and supporters from all over the country who travel to be part of the day.


The parade marched through Bedworth town centre before forming up in the Cemetery for the Armistice service, after which the parade marches along the Sergeant Simon Valentine Way (formally Rye Piece Ringway) where the salute was taken at the Peace Podium, before wheeling left at the island to re-enter the pedestrian zone and being dismissed at The Alms Houses. 


Every year, this event enables our school community and those that are left to pay respects to those who have sacrificed so much for us and have enabled us to live life our lives in all it's fullness. We were honoured, as we are every year, to be involved. 


Lest we forget. 




The Crosses, by Bill Mitton


I stood there before the crosses

glowing white in row on row Everyone a young life cut short as the names upon them show.


The dates they died below the names tell of wars now passed and gone Passchendaele, the Somme, and Mons

of battles fought, and lost or won.


History remembers, as it should these men who fought and died Whilst for their families left behind a dull sorrow tinged with pride.


The faces of boys held now in Sepia who died in days long gone yet living on in memories and hearts, still holding on.


Yet despite the hurt and grief here what with horror makes me fill Is that when I look behind me there are more new crosses growing still.


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