Generations commemorate Armistice Day together at Fairfield High School

November 24 2016

Students and staff at Fairfield High School in Horfield were joined by former pupils to mark Armistice Day.

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Students and staff at Fairfield High School in Horfield were joined by former pupils to mark Armistice Day.

Members of the Old Fairfieldian’s Society attended the Remembrance ceremony at the school in Allfoxton Road on November 11.

Students Alice Towle (Y8) and Gabriel Thomas (Y9) read a poem before the Last Post was played by bugler Ian Beattie, of the Rotary Club of Bristol.

At 11am, the hundreds of students and staff who had turned out on the balconies surrounding the school's atrium observed two minutes' silence.

The visitors, accompanied by Head of School Nick Lewis, then went outside to the war memorial plaque - which was transferred from the original school when the new one opened a decade ago to lay a wreath.

The Old Fairfieldians commented on how respectful each and every student was during the whole service.

In the coming months, Mr Beattie will be spending time with student trumpeters in order to pass his 68 years’ of experience onto them so that they can play independently at next year’s service.