Pay­ing re­spects to the war dead

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE - Chris Marzella

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

Last Post St Mo­dan’s High pupil, Sy­mone Hutchi­son, with a touch­ing trib­ute

Re­spects Mem­bers of the public joined the remembrance ser­vice

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