Students take part in concert tour that paid tribute to fallen

During the wreath laying ceremony, the choir of 40 students and staff sang ‘Abide With Me’ and the a

During the wreath laying ceremony, the choir of 40 students and staff sang ‘Abide With Me’ and the anthem ‘For the Fallen. Picture: Contributed by Sir John Leman - Credit: Archant

Fifty music students and eight staff members from a local high school have returned from an emotional concert tour in Belgium.

Students from Sir John Leman, in Beccles visited Belgium for the event. Picture: Contributed by Sir

Students from Sir John Leman, in Beccles visited Belgium for the event. Picture: Contributed by Sir John Leman - Credit: Archant

As part of the tour, the pupils and teachers from Sir John Leman High School performed at the Menin Gate Ceremony - a memorial to more than 54,000 officers and men who died before August 16, 1917.

Michael Taylor, who is the headteacher of the school attended the event and laid a wreath on behalf of the school, while others laid the wreath on behalf of the Beccles Branch of the Royal British Legion.

During the wreath-laying ceremony, the choir of 40 students and staff sang 'Abide With Me' and the anthem 'For the Fallen'.

Isabel Brown, who is a pupil at the school, said: "It was a fantastic experience.

Isabel Brown, who is pupil at the school, said: “It was a fantastic experience.Pic ture: Contributed

Isabel Brown, who is pupil at the school, said: “It was a fantastic experience.Pic ture: Contributed by Sir John Leman - Credit: Archant


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"An excellent mix of activities and performances. I felt honoured to sing at the Menin Gate and the Cathedral in Mechelen was breathtaking," Miss Brown said.

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During the wreath laying ceremony, the choir of 40 students and staff sang ‘Abide With Me’ and the a

During the wreath laying ceremony, the choir of 40 students and staff sang ‘Abide With Me’ and the anthem ‘For the Fallen. Picture: Contributed by Sir John Leman - Credit: Archant

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