Remembrance at Downside [2017]

Pupils, parents, staff, OGs and friends came together to remember the fallen during a weekend of remembrance. 

A short Remembrance Service took place at the School War Memorial, on Saturday 11th November, led by Fr Boniface. Wreaths were laid, hymns sung and a minute’s silence took place, with Antonia playing the Last Post. On Sunday, a special Mass took place in the Abbey Church, before the Downside School Pipe Band led the Bath Remembrance Parade during the afternoon.  To learn more about Remembrance at Downside, click here

Our Artist-in-Residence, Harriet Croucher, won awards for a film about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Click here to view more. 

 

At the end of October, a memorial took place to mark the centenary of the death of OG, Richard Agius, killed at Poelcapelle (Passchendaele) 26th October 1917; the excerpt below was sung during the service (Music copyright: Eleanor Oliver)