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TCA Falls Silent For Remembrance Service

Students, staff and community leaders came together to pay tribute to servicemen and servicewomen who have lost their lives in conflict during a poignant Remembrance service.

Students, staff and community leaders came together to pay tribute to servicemen and servicewomen who have lost their lives in conflict during a poignant Remembrance service.

Students helped to lead the service at the Academy, which was attended by the Mayor of Wisbech Steve Tierney and representatives from the police and fire service.

Eden was lined with students who watched the service get under way with the laying of the wreath, followed by a parade by those students in the various cadet forces. Students held up posters showing the names of local soldiers who died in World War One and in subsequent wars.

Head Girl Emilia Reeves read the poem In Flanders Field and the  Last Post was played by Chloe Garner.

Cllr Tierney said: “During the service and the silence, despite thousands of students in close proximity, you could have heard a pin drop. What an honour it was to attend the school’s Remembrance event. The students and the staff did the town and themselves proud. And their clear and professional respect for those who have fallen to keep us safe was evident and obvious.”

Cllr Tierney presented the Academy with a wreath which is on display in the trophy cabinet outside reception.

Students have also posted messages on to a giant memorial candle in Eden, while Sixth Formers - led by the Head Girl and Head Boy - sold poppies and other remembrance items.