This week saw the tenth anniversary of Private Matthew Thornton’s death. Matthew was an ex-pupil at Darton High School who was killed in Afghanistan and his mum Sue worked at Darton High School and Darton College. Each year we come together as a school community to remember the passing of those who are no longer with us including Matthew and the many others who have given their lives for us.
The students participated in activities during period 1 and 2 to help them understand the sacrifices that so many have given for us and then participated in an assembly to remember those who have fallen.
A small number of cadets, scouts and guides then conducted a private memorial ceremony for the parents of those students who have died. Our Head boy Will Bridges and Head girl Ruby Fawdington-Fisher read poems to pay tribute before the laying of a wreath in the memorial garden.