Bethany marks the centenary of World War I

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On Friday 9th November, Bethany School gathered in the Chapel for two special remembrance services – one for the lower school and one for the upper – to mark the centenary of World War I. The service was led by Rev. Serena Willoughby, and three Sixth Form pupils read passages from the Bible.

Our Headmaster, Francie Healy, also read the names of former pupils who had died in the First World War. Throughout the week, our Year 7 pupils gave up their time to plant the names of our fallen former pupils and each one read out each of the 51 soldiers names.

Francie Healy, said: “The two services were excellent, and once again I marvelled at the reverence that our pupils were paying to those who lost their lives in both World Wars.”

At the end of the service, Year 8 pupils lit white candles to remember the fallen and each said a passage of a prayer, started by Head of School Maria-Bilisa Dougan.