Chigwell Remembrance Service
Chigwell Remembrance Service - On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, both the country and our school community came to a standstill to mark The Armistice Day – the end of the First World War. At Chigwell School we observed a whole school two-minute silence – our boys and girls took time to reflect and were deeply respectful honouring those who lost their lives for our freedom. Our pupils and staff then moved to St Mary's Church where we had a service of Remembrance where our Head Girl and the Headmaster read the names of Old Chigwellians who died in WWI and WWII. It was a deeply moving service where we reflected on war and conflict and prayed for peace in our world. Our Reverend, Dr David Wilson, reflected: 'An aspect of the service that I found poignant was when a Headmaster walked to the altar with a young pupil and laid up a wreath whilst we sang the hymn - 'I Vow to Thee My Country.' Lest we forget.