Posted: Friday 10 November 2017

The High School remembers the fallen

The High School of Dundee has held its annual Armistice ParadeThe High School of Dundee has paid tribute to the fallen with its traditional Armistice Parade and Service.

To remember all those members of the High School community and beyond who have died in all armed conflicts, the School’s Combined Cadet Force completed a parade in front of the school.

The ceremony, which was watched by pupils, staff, members of the public and guests, including military and service personnel, the Lord Provost Ian Borthwick, and local MSPs Shona Robison, Joe Fitzpatrick and Bill Bowman, concluded with a wreath being placed in front of the School’s war memorial by Head Boy Nicoll Butter and Head Girl Caitlin Mitchell, assisted by Junior School pupils Angus Brown and Ava Newton.

Since 2014, during the annual ceremony the School has poignantly been marking the centenary of the First World War by commemorating those members of the school community who were killed in the conflict.

The High School of Dundee's Armistice Parade has taken place

This year the names of 30 former pupils and one member of staff who lost their lives in WW1 between November 1916 and November 1917, many of whom at the infamous Battle of Passchendaele, were read out by Nicoll and Caitlin.     

A prayer was also delivered by The Provost of St Paul's Cathedral, the Very Reverend Jeremy Auld.

Rector Dr John Halliday said, “Our annual Armistice Parade is always a moving whole school event which reminds us of the need to strive for peace and work for the common good, whilst bringing us together to remember the sacrifices made in past and present conflicts.” 

You can see more images from the event on this page.

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