Students Pay Their Respect in The Last Post Ceremony - October 2011
Every evening at exactly 8 o'clock, the police halt the traffic passing under the Menin Gate to allow the buglers to play their simple but moving tribute to the memory of the soldiers who fought and died there so many years ago.The daily Last Post ceremony is free and open to everyone and around three to four thousand members of the public watch this symbolic ceremony daily.
The Menin Gate was chosen as the location for the ceremony because of its special symbolic significance: it was from this spot that countless thousand of soldiers set off for the front, many of them destined never to return.
This year two Royal Russell School pupils, Esther and Tom were amongst those laying wreaths to commemorate the fallen. A great privilege and high light of this annual history trip for all those involved.