School invited to remember war heros at Banbury cenotaph

Pupils at St John's Priory School in Banbury attended the armistace service in People's Park on Wednesday. NNL-151113-140623001
Pupils at St John's Priory School in Banbury attended the armistace service in People's Park on Wednesday. NNL-151113-140623001

Staff and pupils from St John’s Priory School in Banbury were invited by the town’s Royal British Legion to attend the Armistace service in People’s Park on Wednesday.

The service is held to mark the time of respect and remembrance for all those who have given their lives in service of their country. The service featured the laying of wreaths on the cenotaph, which the Priory’s Head Boy and Head Girl took part in, followed by a two-minute silence.

Head girl and head boy at St John's Priory School Elspeth Barr and Max Blinkhorn, both in Year Six, NNL-151113-140634001

Head girl and head boy at St John's Priory School Elspeth Barr and Max Blinkhorn, both in Year Six, NNL-151113-140634001

Tracey Wilson, Headmistress says: “It’s important for our pupils and all children of today to recognise history and understand what the allied forces achieved on their behalf.

“It is a real honour for us to be able to come along to this service and pay our respects to our local servicemen and women who both served and lost their lives to war.”

Back at the school, pupils paid their respects at 11am by assembling in the playground for the two-minute silence and laying a ‘poppy cross’ at the base of their treasured Horse Chestnut tree.