On Remembrance Day, the PGS community came together to commemorate those that had fallen in service for their country.
At 11am, staff and pupils gathered in the Quad to quietly reflect with a service led by the Chaplain and Senior Prefects, with Year 10 bugler William calling Reveille from the school roof. The Junior School held a Remembrance Service in the Cathedral and children in the Pre-School made poppies and had a visit from Mr Pete Macrory, the School Porter, who told them about his time serving in the Royal Navy.
Earlier in the week, was our first event with our new French partner school, College Saint Louis in Cabourg. Four pupils from PGS, Honor Gillies (Year 10), Isabella Bradshaw, Elizabeth Candy and Cecilia Cameron (Year 9) worked together with pupils at College Saint Louis to produce an online Service of Remembrance which including readings from pupils and staff at both schools along with participation from several D-Day veterans. The service was streamed live to invitees and was read in both French and English.
“It has been a technical challenge to gather everyone online,” said Mr Gamble, Head of French at PGS. “There were participants in Canada, the UK and France taking part and our pupils did incredibly well to follow the service and they all delivered their readings impeccably. It was quite an emotional event with the veterans participating, including a centenarian. It was wonderful to take part.”