Each year CHS remembers those who have fallen and suffered resulting from the impact of war, and honours those who have, and continue, to dedicate their lives to service.
In the 75th year marking VE day and VJ day, below you can follow our Virtual tribute, watch the 2020 Whole School ceremony which follows the story of the Spanish Flu, includes poigninat readings from students, staff and Old Waconians, hear the Last Post and take part in a 2-minute silence.
There is also a link to read more from our community, and listen to our special CHS Remembers podcast, and audio clips from some of those who feature.
CHS SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE – NOVEMBER 2020
Missed our Remembrance live stream? Don’t worry, you can watch it again above. (To watch from the start of the Service please skip to 3 minutes 10 seconds).
During the service you will hear about the Spanish Flu following the First World War and its impact on soldiers, their families and the wider population in Manchester.
Other readings include:
- In Flanders Fields by John McCrae
- Reconciliation by Siegfried Sassoon
- Sonnet by John Buxton
- Can We Start Over There Will be Peace Extract from ‘The Fallen’
CHS REMEMBERS: SPECIAL PODCAST
To extend our tribute, you can listen to the full service again in a special edition of CHS’s regular The Ed. Podcast. Join Year 11 host Thomas who guides you through and also introduces extra features including:
- Old Waconian in focus: Lieutenant Jamie Grace, Class of 2012 from his base in Estonia
- Hidden history of the School’s memorial sundial
- Old Waconian in focus: Naval Officer, Hal Dewhurst, Class of 2016 shares his experience and adventures with the Navy alongside his training to become a doctor.
Read Dr Large’s full story here.
THE IMPORTANCE OF REMEMBRANCE: BLOG
Read why Remembrance is an important tradition in this blog post from last year’s Head Boy and Girl.