Remembrance Service

By Ballyclare High School on 9 November, 2018


All pupils participated in Ballyclare High School’s annual Act of Remembrance on Friday 9th November; it was a particularly poignant ceremony this year since it marked the centenary of the armistice which brought about the end of the First World War.

Years 10 to 14 gathered to hear the names of past pupils who lost their lives serving in different conflicts from around the world. Rachel Armstrong in year 13 played the Last Post which was followed by a minute’s silence. Three wreaths were laid in the front entrance hall as a tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and the wreaths were laid on behalf of the school’s Scout Troop, the Old Ballyclarians Association and the school community overall. Years 8 and 9 also commemorated this event with a ceremony of their own.

As a conclusion to the formal events, senior prefects planted crosses and sowed seeds in the school’s poppy garden.


Dr Rainey, the Head Boy and Head Girl will complete the weekend’s remembrance events by laying wreaths on behalf of the school at the cenotaph in the town’s Memorial Park on Sunday morning.