Over the last week the school has hosted several moving Remembrance events. 

Last Friday we were delighted to welcome Sir Anthony Seldon as the guest speaker at the We Will Remember Them Lecture. He spoke of the role public (independent) schools played during the First World War. 

This lecture was the prequel to the world première performance of Jonathan Dove’s For An Unknown Soldier as the centrepiece of the Remembrance Concert on Sunday evening. Performed by the Chamber Choir and Orchestra with London Mozart Players and Castle Primary School the cantata described as “astonishing and profound” received a standing ovation at Portsmouth Cathedral. Special mention must go to Phoebe Pexton for her amazing performance of Reinecke’s Flute Concerto. 

Earlier on Sunday our CCF were honoured to participate in the City Remembrance Service in Guildhall Square with HRH Prince Michael of Kent. 

On Remembrance Day the whole school commemorated those who have fallen in wars of the past. Junior School pupils attended a service of Remembrance at Portsmouth Cathedral whilst Senior School pupils gathered around the school to honour and remember. 

Remembrance Day also saw the installation of a Book of Remembrance in the Memorial Library which honours the 131 members of the PGS community that lost their lives in service during the First World War. The book is available to view on the school website, please click here.