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Farlingaye High School Holds Remembrance Parade

After public parades for Remembrance Sunday were cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions, one high school teacher in Woodbridge organised her own.

Nicola Tooke, teacher and local Sea Scout Leader invited students who are members of Cadets, Scouts and Guides to come to Farlingaye High School in their organisation’s uniform and participate in a short socially distanced parade in School to mark the occasion.

Around 30 Farlingaye students participated with Scouts, Sea Scouts, Air Cadets and Guides all represented. Two Sixth Formers and high ranking Air Cadets, Josh Barber and Emily Stevens, leapt at the chance to get involved and volunteered to lead the parade. As part of the event, they read the local names of the fallen and recited part of the poignant remembrance poem, “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon.

The silence was marked by the whole school as a flag was lowered by 5th Woodbridge Sea Scout, Hetta Whitney, and the “Last Post” was played live on trumpet by Nicola Tooke. Many Sixth Form students and staff came outside to watch the parade and younger students watched from their classroom windows.


Photo taken by Tony Scarlett, Farlingaye High School.