Paying respects to the war dead
Youngsters from Raploch Community Campus paid their respects to the city’s war dead when they held their own remembrance service on Friday.
The event, entitled‘The Children of Raploch Remember’, was staged outside the campus and brought together children from Raploch Primary, Our Lady’s Primary and Raploch Nursery. They were joined by Makaton Choir and Noise Choir.
The event was supported by St Mark’s Parish Church, St Margaret of Scotland RC and the Salvation Army.
The children braved a cold, wet and windy morning to entertain the audience to a musical performance, paying tribute to the armed forces, past and present.
The Makaton Choir – from Castleview – performed their song in Makaton, a language using symbols and signs.
Music was provided by Big Noise members Michael McGuire, Dineo Mallhatholela, Hannah Gregory, Elise Nichol and Danny Urquhart whilst St Modan’s S4 trombonist, Symone Hutchison, played‘The Last Post’.
Pupils then laid wreaths to remember those who lost their lives in battle.
Jack Mitchell, from the Salvation Army, said:“It’s amazing to see the children involved in this. Since we started holding the remembrance at Raploch, it has grown and keeps growing every year. It’s fitting.”
In tune Our Lady’s Primary pupils Elise Nichol and Danny Urquhart
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Respects Members of the public joined the remembrance service