Cullybackey Remembers

The history department led a very poignant Remembrance Service for both pupils and staff on Friday 9th November 2018. Mr McLaren opened the service and spoke about recruitment and the impact of WW1 in the local Cullybackey and Ballymena areas. The Reverend Murphy recited passages from his book on the Reverend Hutchinson from the Cunningham Memorial who served during the War as a dispatch rider and as a chaplain. Pupils learned about the significance of the poppy, listened to the reading of the sentimental poem by John McCrae, In Flanders Field, before paying their respect to the fallen by standing to the playing of the Last Post. The Service ended with pupils receiving a replica St John’s Gospel that soldiers carried with them during the War. A special thanks to the Reverend Murphy,  Harvey McClurkin, Louise Craig, Jack Patton and Calum Neeson for their contribution to our service.