We Will Remember Them
Aldenham marked Armistice Day with a service for the whole school community in the School Chapel when 55 national flags were placed on the Altar as a symbol of the internationalism of the school, along with the CCF colours. In a service which focused not only on the sacrifice of our armed forces but also the importance of peace and unity throughout the world, we were reminded of the 288 former pupils and staff who died in conflicts of the 20th century. Science teacher Mr Al Stewart read a moving poem that he had written specially for the occasion and Revd Green spoke about a past pupil who had died in WW1, within a year of leaving Aldenham aged only 18.
Wreaths were laid by the CCF followed by the Head Boy and Girl on behalf of the school community and Mr Trevor Barton, Chair of Governors, on behalf of the OAs.
At the Letchmore Heath service on Remembrance Sunday the School was significantly represented as a large number of the local community gathered in the morning sunshine like many others across the country. The School Brass Ensemble led the hymns joined by the London Show Choir and staff and pupils from Aldenham. Mr Andy Williams, Senior School Principal, along with Senior and Prep School Head Boys and Girls laid wreaths alongside religious and community leaders.
The Aldenham CCF marched from the school to the village behind the rallying sound of the bagpipes before they stood in formation by the war memorial making an important reminder of the significance of the event.