Remembrance Service and Parade at Gordon’s
Monday 11th November 2019
Members of the community joined students, parents and staff from Gordon’s in West End, Woking for the Parade and Service of Remembrance, taken by the School Chaplain the Reverend Sarah Norbron.
Dressed in their Blues uniform and accompanied by the Pipes and Drums – a unique feature of Gordon’s that has been part of the school since its inception over a century ago – the student body marched and remembered the sacrifices of so many, including the 155 former students killed in action during the First World War.
Four poppy wreaths were laid on behalf of the Gordon Foundation Governors, staff and students of the school; its Parents’ Association, for the Commonwealth and one in memory of Darryl Gardiner, a Gordonian killed in 2008 in Afghanistan. Staff, students and their families – many of whom are currently serving their country in the Forces - observed the two minute silence, preceded by The Last Post.
The citation was read by the Chairman of the Governing Body of the school, Richard Whittington.
Later on Sunday, the Pipes and Drums played at the Chobham Remembrance Parade.
Deputy Head Rob Pavis commented: “We are proud to honour and recognise the contribution and sacrifice made by students from Gordon’s as well as the men and women from the wider community and across the Commonwealth.“