The Directory Group: Maddie Macey reads poem at commemoration the centenary anniversary of the Armistice

Churcher’s College Annual Remembrance Service was especially poignant this year as we commemorated the centenary of the anniversary of the Armistice.   We honoured those that fell in WW1 with a newly constructed war memorial and 54 “Silent Soldiers” representing Old Churcherians who died in WW1. 

The Reverend Canon Will Hughes, Vicar of Petersfield and Rector of Buriton, joined VIP guests for a whole school assembly which included a short film featuring Old Churcherian Ken Webb, remembering with great clarity and emotion at 92 years of age, his time serving in WW2. 

Another highlight was the reading of a poem ‘A Holiday’ which appears in a new book entitled ‘Never Such Innocence’.  The poem was composed by Churcher’s Sixth Form pupil, Maddie Macey who this week was invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace for all those published in this book.  The royal reception was one of a huge number events going on around the world at this time, close to the 11th of the 11th, 100 years since the end of the 1st World War.

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