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On Sunday 14th November, Chapel was glowing with hundreds of candles as we took time to reflect in our annual Remembrance service. Rosie (UVI - Year 13) shares her experience of the evening, which had been organised by UVI girls.

‘Guests took their seats while listening to a duet on the piano and violin. It was lovely to see so many parents attending as well as the whole school together. Our first hymn Did Those Feet in Ancient Times was sung with great volume and heart and it was wonderful to hear everyone singing together after a year of not being able to do so. UVI girls, positioned in different areas of Chapel, read short readings about the World Wars, my personal favourite being the reading in Mandarin.

UVI Vocal Ensemble gave an emotive performance of We will remember them, conducted by Mrs Fryar. Mr Graham-Campbell walked down the aisle, playing the bagpipes and led everyone outside. The bagpipes were a new addition to the service and were certainly well-received and added to this atmospheric service.

The service finished in the Lime Kiln Garden with the laying of the wreaths by Mr Fryar, Mr James and Mr Boswell. Even though there was a chill in the November air, everyone agreed that ending the service outside was beautiful. There were drinks in Florence Dyas House afterwards, where parents, girls and teachers gathered after our moment of reflection.’