On Friday 10 November, the whole KLB School community gathered to remember those lost to conflict in the line of duty, with a solemn and moving ceremony. Jack Blakey, Head Boy, and Natasha Kerr, Head Girl, accompanied by two of the school’s year 11 ambassadors (Natalya Gani and Mackenzie Robinson), walked with the school’s wreath past the humanities block to the open area by the dragon where students and staff were gathered.
Bella Orchard, year 13, and Kezia Stuckey, year 11 read The Exhortation and Matthew Brooks in 13 played the Last Post. Across the school, two minutes silence was observed. Matthew then played The Reveille and Bella read The Epitaph.
The commemoration closed with the chamber choir singing a rendition of For the Fallen. The wreath was placed by the Wellicome board in the history building which names past KLB students who lost their lives in the two World Wars.
On Sunday, representatives of KLB stood proudly with the wider community to honour the fallen of Wotton in the town’s commemoration in St Mary’s church and at the War Memorial.
Hannah Khan, Headteacher, said: “It is powerful to see that, so many years on, this poignant ceremony highlighted the students’ deep consideration and respect for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, and that the act of remembrance is as important today as it has ever been.”