Cameras come to Higham Ferrers school for Armistice silence

Year 10 student and talented bugler Will Mantle signalled the start of the silence with a rendition of the "Last Post".
Year 10 student and talented bugler Will Mantle signalled the start of the silence with a rendition of the "Last Post".
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TV cameras came to a Higham Ferrers school yesterday (Wednesday) to mark the Armistice Day remembrance.

The Ferrers School was visited by ITV Anglia News which filmed students and staff united in observing a two-minute silence in memory of the fallen.

Morning break was curtailed so most students could return to their classrooms to observe the silence with sixth form and main school students representing their peers and school staff gathered in the Quad.

The start of the silence was signalled by the school bell and a rendition of the Last Post by talented bugler Will Mantle, from Year 10, who also played the Reveille as the bell again sounded at the end of the silence.

The school was also represented by head girl Ella Allibone and Year 7 student Joe Doherty at the war memorial in Higham Ferrers on Remembrance Sunday, who laid the school’s wreath.

Headteacher Jonathan Giles said: “The silence was observed impeccably.

“It was a very fitting and moving tribute.”

Pupil Will said: “At rugby we always stop, but that’s just 30 of us lined up.

“This felt so much more significant.”

Student Molly said: “At primary school, we just stayed in class working in silence.

“This was so much more special as we all stood together to show our respect.”

Sir Christopher Hatton Academy held their service in the Heart of Hatton courtyard, attended by all students, staff, governers and directors.

The Last Post and Reveille were played superbly by sixth form student Bryn Egan.

Executive principal Victoria Bishop said: “The Remembrance Service demonstrated how respectful and well behaved our students are.

“We have outstanding personal development and Social Moral Spiritual Culture (SMSC) at Hatton and it showed during the service.

“I am very proud of our students.”