Schools pause to remember the fallen on Armistice Day - The Evesham Observer

Schools pause to remember the fallen on Armistice Day

Evesham Editorial 11th Nov, 2021   0

YOUNGSTERS from seven schools in Pershore were on hand for the annual Pershore Schools Armistice Service in the town.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s annual service was scaled back to a wreath laying ceremony at Pershore Commemorative Garden.

Rev Claire Lording led with prayers and the pupils from all the schools in the Pershore Benefice laid their wreaths in honour of all those who served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

Representatives from Pershore and District Royal Naval Association and Royal British Legion took part in the service with a wreath being laid by RBL Chairman Simon Dudfield in honour of the 10th anniversary of the Commemorative Garden.

Organiser Trudy Burge who oversaw the creation of the garden with her late father Ted said: “It’s a great shame circumstances didn’t allow for us to hold our usual service in the Abbey but as we usually have around 450 people participating, it just wasn’t possible at present.

“However the Schools Armistice Service began with the creation of the Commemorative Garden and in the 10th anniversary year I am delighted that we could at least hold the wreath laying Service this year and even more so that all seven schools from the Benefice were represented.

“My late dather, Ted Annis, was always so proud of the schools and he would have been thrilled with the children today as they are all so respectful of Remembrance.

“They are a credit to their parents, their schools and our town,” she added.

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