11th: On the 11th of the 11th the whole of Year 12 and Year 13 gathered for an assembly in the PAC to unite in an Act of Remembrance for those who have died in conflict in the service of this country. A piper was playing as students entered, and then Mr Goulding spoke about the context of remembrance of the war dead. We then had over twenty senior students read, in pairs, war grave reports for those named on the roll of honour which hangs in Hinchingbrooke House, which gave a powerful sense of the reality of students of this school having gone out to war and having fought and died as young men. Mr Wheeley read a letter which had been discovered three years ago in Huntingdon, from the officer reporting the death of a soldier to the boy's mother; it conveyed desperate grief, and yet in its pride at the soldier's heroism it was also stirringly upbeat. We had a musical arrangement, again performed by students, of the 'Last Post' and 'Abide with Me', leading into the two minutes silence, followed by Mr Goulding closing out a beautiful service with prayers. This remembrance event was itself memorable, and showcased the very best of our committed students, both those present, and. indeed, those from the distant past.