Students and staff from The Bishops’ Blue Coat CE High School in Chester joined the nation in holding an Act of Remembrance last week.

During the week leading up the event students had prepared poppies with a thoughtful reflection or prayer for the Remembrance display in the school‘s reception area.

A large Remembrance wreath was also created and displayed prominently outside.

Year 7 students, sixth form and staff were present for the parade of cadets formed by the Sea Cadets, Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps and Fire Service Cadets.

A wreath bearing the written message ‘Greater love has no one than this; to lay down his life for his friends John 15v13 - We will remember’ was placed in front of the cross by headteacher Ian Wilson.

Year 11 student and Air Cadet James Halliwell read the exhortation, before Matthew Dennis played the Last Post with the whole school falling silent for two minutes.

After Reveille, the Kohima Epitaph was read before school chaplain Paul North led prayers.

Mr Wilson said: “For my first experience of a Remembrance Parade at The Bishops’ High School, I was proud of the way our students have responded to this event. I am particularly impressed with the cadet forces and their professionalism. It is important for our school to remember and for the cadets to lead this in such a way showed great respect.”