Remembrance Service 2023
'Remembrance Day' marks the day World War I ended: 11:00am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. All staff and pupils of Afon Tâf High School, alongside
Ms Dawn Bowden, MS, Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport, and Tourism, attended a poignant 'Remembrance Service' gathering at the front of school prior to 11:00am on Friday 10 November 2023.
‘Remembrance Day’ is now generally recognised as a point of reflection to remember all those who gave their lives as a result of combat in different conflicts around the world since 1918. In a pupil-led service, representatives of each Year Group laid wreaths and plaques at the foot of our 'poppy field' which was sprinkled with wooden-oak crosses, overlooked by a WWI soldier in silhouette.
Head Girl, Eva, Head-Boy, Josh. Senior Prefects, Ioan, and Georgia, along with Oliver gave measured, poignant readings. The school choir provided tuneful renditions of ‘It’s A Long Way To Tipperary’, ‘Pack Up Your Travels In Your Old Kit Bag’ and ‘We’ll Meet Again.’ This was followed by ‘The 'Last Post,' played on the saxophone by our Head of Music, Mr Coombes, before a well-observed 'two-minute' silence respectfully met by each and every member of #TeamTaf. Well done to you all!