Service of Remembrance
Respectfully led by our Senior boys and via live stream, the Davenies community was able to remember together in a moving way those that have made sacrifices for our country in the line of duty.
Rather than bringing the whole School to one place, our Remembrance Service was live streamed to each classroom, where boys and staff watched as Ralph played ‘The Last Post’, Head Boy, Sam, read the fourth verse of Laurence Binyon’s poem For The Fallen, and Thomas concluded our minute’s silence with ‘The Reveille’. Although not all together in the PAC as is usual, all the traditional elements were inherent to our remembrance, enabling the Davenies community to reflect upon the past, learn from past conflicts and look to the future with hope.
Allied to this, Daniel and Jack represented the School Cub Pack on parade at the War Memorial at Windsor End on Remembrance Sunday and Luke and Nicholas represented the School at the Beaconsfield Armistice Day service in the Old Town. It is an honour for the School to attend and be represented at these events that have become so integral to Davenies’ observance of Remembrance.
The Davenies’ spirit provides the stepping stones that develop courteous, confident, thoughtful and independent young men. We encourage the boys to become mindful and thoughtful individuals, with a strong sense of service, responsibility and community and Remembrance affords us the opportunity to develop these values.