Pupils and staff came together on Friday 11th November to remember those who have died in conflict and to spend a few minutes thinking about them in a poignant service. The names of those who attended S. Anselm’s and went on to lose their lives in service were read out by children whose parents currently serve in the Armed Forces and by our Head Girl and Boy.
After the Last Post and singing of a hymn the story was told of two brothers, Edmund and Henry Colver who both attended S. Anselm’s and both died in the First World War. They were sons of a Sheffield Master Cutler who lost four out of his five sons in the First World War.
The telling of such a personal story resonated deeply with the children and the service concluded with the laying of wreaths by representatives from the Pre-Prep and College.