Joined by Crawley Mayor Carlos Castro and WWII veteran Kenneth Ashby, the service began with the names of 83 Crawley soldiers that were lost and who are remembered on the war memorial in town.
There then followed an emotional speech by Crawleys Mayor before a large plaque was unveiled.
The plaque has poppies that are made with fingerprints of every student and staff member at the college.
A Crawley Battalion of army cadets made up of students from the college then led a march down the main hall of the school before a wreath was laid by Rickesh Nayee (Yr 13) and Kayla Halpin-Tester (Yr 7).
After the minutes silence a poem called ‘If Poetry Could Tell It backwards’ by Carol Ann Duffy was read out by students.
Finally 6,000 poppies were released from the top of the hall in a very touching move.
The school also created a memorial tree at the entrance where tags, written by every student, were hung.
The whole ceremony was very touching and the silence throughout by every single student showed the level of emotion felt by each and every one.
Crawley School ‘spices’ up end of school year with hilarious video
St Wilfrid’s Catholic School has released their end of school year video with a great tribute to the Spice Girls.
You can always rely on St Wilfrid’s to release something very special every year and this tribute to the end of the school year is no exception.
Watch the whole video:
Played to the students this morning their reaction was amazing and clear to see that they enjoyed it from our photos.
After the students received their school prizes they were treated to the schools version of the Spice Girls ‘Wannabe’ or as they entitled it “Spice Teachers”.