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Remembrance 2020

17 Nov 2020

This year we were unable to hold our usual Service of Remembrance in the Great Hall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The solution that we came up with was to produce a film which encapsulated the essence of our normal tribute to the Old Bristolians that died fighting for their Country. We are very fortunate to have the services of Tony O’Callaghan in the OBs’ Office, Tony is a talented film maker and he put together what proved to be a very moving tribute.

As a further tribute, we decided to plant crosses in the Headmasters’ Lawn to mark our remembrance of the 350+ former pupils who were killed in conflicts from the Boer War until the present day. OBs, parents, students and staff were able to sponsor these crosses either in remembrance of one of our OBs or of someone important to them and their family. It was a poignant installation in the centre of the school and we were grateful to the many people who sponsored a cross, helping us to raise £750 for the British Legion.

Our thanks to Captain Simon Lowes (Old Bristolian 1997-2004), Headmaster Jaideep Barot, Head of School Issy Britten and Deputy Head of School Theresa Markey for their generous contributions and excellent readings. Special mention must also go to Annie, a BGS Year 9 student, for her remarkable rendition of The Last Post and Reveille. The final film was streamed to the School in the morning of Armistice Day and at Noon to the OBs’ Lunch Club.

Watch our Remembrance 2020 Film here.



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