In military tradition, the Last Post signifies the end of the day’s activities. Soldiers didn’t have wristwatches so the bugle or trumpet call would tell them when to have meals, when to go on parade, when to go to bed and other things throughout the day. It is also played at military funerals and is played at the graveside.
On the 11th November at 11am, the Last Post is played to signal the start of the 2 minute silence. The silence marks the end of the First World War and is a time to remember and honour all those who have been killed, injured or are still fighting today. On Friday 9th November, Mr Ridgley ( Music Teacher) played the Last Post surrounded by our students as a mark of respect and in remembrance.