A WARRINGTON high school held a ‘very moving’ service to commemorate fallen soldiers.

Former Thomas Boteler CE High School Students who are in the cadets and serving in the forces attended the Remembrance Day service which was led by school chaplain Mike Wildsmith.

The first part of the service took place in the Latchford school’s peace garden which is decorated by a poppy cascade that was donated by St Barnabas CE Primary School, as well as clay poppies made by Boteler students.

Warrington Guardian: Neve and head teacher Beverley Scott-Herron

It then continued in the hall where some students performed - including year 11 pupil who Hayley Ng played The Last Post on her trumpet, the flute group who played Air on a G String, and Edna Chan who played Kiss the Rain on the piano.

A two-minute silence was then held.

Making the service even more special, a poppy dress which was made in 2017 by head of art Sam Joice was worn by year 11 student Neve Boswell.

The dress is made from more than 900 individual poppies which were made from pupils across all year groups.

Warrington Guardian: Neve in the poppy dress

Neve also sang a solo, The Rose, and the front of the stage was decorated with words of thanks by every single pupil from the school.

Head teacher Beverley Scott-Herron said: “It was a very moving service.

“As the Boteler Family, today was about remembering those who are with us and those who aren’t with us anymore.

Warrington Guardian:

“It is vital that our young people experience reflection within a service and understand the impact that war and conflicts have on society.

“The level of respect shown in the service and around school really does demonstrate our Christian values of hope, compassion and endurance.

“To be able to come together and to remember and reflect is very powerful.”