Wartime students return for remembrance service

Steyning Grammar School's annual remembrance service on Monday
Steyning Grammar School's annual remembrance service on Monday
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STEYNING Grammar School held its annual remembrance service on Monday.

Former students who were at the school during the second world war were invited to join current students in remembering all those who have fallen in past wars, as well as those that have lost their lives in more recent conflicts.

The Rev Peter Butchers welcomed everyone to the service.

Head boy Jack Crossfield and head girl Holly Duckett read the names of those who fell between 1914 and 1918.

Head boy of boarding, Tonye Dokubo, and head girl of boarding, Charlotte Schrader, read the names of those who fell from 1939 to 1945.

During the poignant service, head teacher Nick Wergan read the names of those who had fallen in more recent conflicts, especially remembering former student Lance Corporal James Brynin.

Mr Wergan said: “The service was a moving and appropriate combination of old boys and student reflection; It was a privilege to attend.”

Student representatives from year 13, Tobias Brady and Holly Kool, were honoured to have represented Steyning Grammar School at the official remembrance service for the town, alongside members of the Royal British Legion and the wider community.