The guest speaker at the Remembrance Day service at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School was someone who knows the School well, and who also appreciates the sacrifice made by those in the armed forces. 2nd Lieutenant Jordan Gask has achieved a lot in the six years since leaving the School in 2010. The former Head Boy went on to gain a First Class degree in Civil Engineering from Newcastle University, followed by Army officer training at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He is now in the Corps of Royal Engineers and undergoing further training before his next posting.
Lt Gask gave a moving address which highlighted the human stories of some of the soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War. When so many lives are lost in a conflict, it is sometime easy to forget the impact of every loss.
During the service the Advanced Ensemble performed an arrangement of Nimrod by Edward Elgar and Funmi Morgan played the Prelude from Suite in G Major by J.S. Bach.
The service in Chapel at 10.30am for older pupils and guests, followed an earlier service at 8.45 for years 3-9. The earlier service started in Chapel and then moved to the flag pole where the flag was raised and wreathes laid by pupils and staff.
Headmaster, Mark Dixon commented “This is my first Remembrance Day at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School and I have been touched with the respectful way that pupils and staff remember those who gave their lives in past conflicts.”
15th November 2016