Remembrance Sunday Parade 13th November 2016
Today, over 50 children from Chalfont St Peter Church of England Academy represented the school for the Remembrance Sunday Parade. Many of our pupils were also part of the parade, representing organisations such as the Scouts and Guides.
Amidst bright autumn sunshine, the parade gathered at the top of Market Plac in Chalfont St Peter and paraded behind the band from the Girls' Air Cadets to gather around the War Memorial in the churchyard of St Peter's Parish Church.
The pupils of Chalfont St Peter CE Academy looked magnificent in their uniforms and in such large numbers! Following a short ceremony lintroduced by curate, Ben Topham where each organisation laid their wreaths at the foot of the memorial, the children then proceeded into the Church Hall for a lovely children's service led by the children and youth worker Luke Maxted. Singing songs and hymns which we sing in school, "Where have all the flowers gone?", " The Prayer of St Francis of Assissi", "Love is flowing like a river" and " Give me oil in my lamp" our children sang well to add to the large numbers which packed the hall. The service reflected on the need for all people to 'get along' and mix together, and the constant drive to achieve peace, encouraging our new generation of children to be "peacemakers".
As Headteacher, I felt an immense sense of pride in our children who represented the school so fantastically. Well done and thank you to members of staff and friends of the school who also paraded with us.