At 8 AM on Friday 8th November, the Northwood School assembled in front of the Memorial plaque in the main quad to pay tribute to Old Boys who have passed away in service to our country, and in tribute to the fallen during times of war.
Mr. Jordan spoke on the causes of wars and consequences of war, and went on to mention some of our Old Boys and the circumstances in which they passed away. In describing the manner of their passing, he illustrated that servicemen die in a variety of ways, but always in service to their countries. He concluded by reading out the School Roll of Honour.
Mr. Scott played the “Last Post”, and after a short pause, he played “Reveille.” 2013’s Head Boy Matthew De Sousa lowered the raised flag, and together with Old Boys representative Mr. McGlashan and Mr. Jordan, laid wreaths at the foot of the memorial plaque. With that, the ceremony came to an end, and pupils went to their venues to start their end of year exams.