YSGOL Glan-y-Mor held their annual Remembrance Service on Friday (Nov 9).

The school welcomed distinguished guests from the local community and were, once again, indebted to representatives from the Royal British Legion, the Territorial Army, the Army, the Cadets, the Girl Guides, the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Counsellors from Pembrey & Burry Port Town Council, members of Burry Port RNLI, Mrs Sarah Hopkins, Director of Recruitment at Coleg Sir Gâr and representatives from our federated Governing Body.

Also in attendance were friends and supporters of the school, Mr John Prickett, Mrs Eileen Cox and Mrs Sonia Wilkins.

The service was both emotional and powerful and it was most encouraging that so many pupils and staff took part.

Pupils and staff were welcomed by a Guard of Honour made up of our Senior Leaders and Year 7 students. Jada Lane, a year 8 student played ‘Clair de Lune’ by Claude Debussy on entry to the Sports Hall. Mrs Beer made the initial address, followed by Mrs D Parry who spoke about the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.

Deputy Head Boy, Charlie Davies, informed us of the history of the poppy and Deputy Head leaders read ‘In Flanders’ Fields’ by John McCrae.

Following ‘The Last Post’ and the minute’s silence, Laila Francis, Head Girl read, ‘Peace?’- a poem written by Mrs Beverley Beer.

A selection of Year 8 students read out their unique metaphor poem ‘World War 1 is ……’ and the proceedings continued with Rebecca Lewis (Year 10) and Mia Lane (Year 9) delivering a beautifully emotional and heartfelt duet of ‘Brothers in Arms’, by Dire Straits.

Brady Lane, Head Boy, read the closing prayer.

The occasion provided a superb insight into Glan-y-Môr at its best and emphasised the traditions and links with the community that remain so strong.

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