Todmorden High students pay their respects in song

A group of Todmorden High School students decided to form a choir as their way of joining in the town’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony.

Led by music teacher Alice Brockman, 22 students worked hard in their own time rehearsing two hymns they sang at the town’s war memorial and had the honour of singing the national anthem with ?? band.

The school is formally represented in the Remembrance Day parade each year and the pupils, smartly dressed in full uniform, were joined by Headteacher Gill Shirt and Acting Deputy Head Andy James.

Todmorden High School Headteacher Gill Shirt said: “All of the pupils who represented our school learnt a lot from joining the parade, and I was moved by their singing as we remembered those who have sacrificed so much for our nation.

“We are a community school so it was important for us to join the Remembrance Day parade, and I was especially proud that this was an enrichment activity that the students fully engaged in of their own accord.”

The school also had poppies on sale to staff and pupils in order to raise money for the Royal British Legion.