On Sunday 14 November, children and staff from Banstead Prep School stood shoulder to shoulder with other local community groups and organisations, and those that live in and around Banstead, to honour and remember the men and women who have given their lives during times of conflict with a poignant and respectful service around the War memorial.

There were hundreds of people taking part in the remembrance parade or lining the streets and we were very proud to be part of the parade and to be able to lay a wreath on the war memorial as part of the ceremony.  Jon Chesworth, Headteacher said: “My first experience of the Banstead Village Remembrance parade will live long in the memory.  The act of remembrance was what brought us together but being present for each other and showing support for our community was just as important for many of us.”

The whole school participated in a special assembly and observed a two-minute silence on Thursday 11 November at 11.00am, which concluded with The Last Post played by one of our talented musicians.

Being part of our local community and making a difference to others are central to our values at Banstead Prep School and we are very grateful to the children and their families who, through their support on Sunday, enabled us to participate in this important community event.