Eastbourne school pays tribute in Remembrance service

Students at the St Andrew's Prep Remembrance Service SUS-151111-114122001
Students at the St Andrew's Prep Remembrance Service SUS-151111-114122001

An Eastbourne school has paid tribute to the fallen at a Remembrance service today (November 11).

At a special service for students and parents this morning, St Andrew’s Prep honoured those who have lost their lives in conflict including former students and staff of the school.

The service included hymns and readings of poems by Rupert Brooke and Siegfried Sassoon.

During the service, Head Girl Daisy Newton and Head Boy Joe Al-Hasso laid poppy wreaths while trumpeter Evan Nayler played The Last Post.

Headmaster Gareth Jones said, “As well as remembering all those who have died in conflicts around the world, I’d like to focus upon the life of one Old Androvian. A boy who sat where you are sitting right now albeit over 100 years ago.

“His name is Eric Yarrow and most of you walk past something very important that belongs to him every day.

“In the corridor, next to Mr Shouksmith’s office, there is a display cabinet that contains a wonderful Memorial book dedicated to the life of Eric Yarrow who was killed at the Battle of Ypres in 1915.”

The school paid special tribute to the 91 staff and students who lost their lives in the First World War and 69 staff and former students who died in the Second World War.

Students also gathered under the school clock at 11am to observe the national the two-minute silence.

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