On Monday, nine students from Belmont participated in the annual commemorative service held at Mill Hill Cemetery to honour the 250 Dutch servicemen who lost their lives while fighting for the Allies during World War Two. Prior to the service, we were privileged to listen to a brief presentation by a representative from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, shedding light on their important work, and we had the opportunity to learn about some of the brave men interred in the cemetery.
The Reverend Josh Kane presided over the service, and Lieutenant Colonel Richard Piso, the Military Attaché of the Netherlands Embassy to the UK, addressed the audience, explaining why having school children present at the event was so important.
Our own Abby Cooper initiated the proceedings with a poignant rendition of the Last Post, followed by a moving reading by Nikol Voda.
To conclude the event, all the students in attendance were invited to place an orange carnation in remembrance, marking a touching and heartfelt tribute.
Mrs C Smith
Assistant Head, Teaching and Learning