200th Commemorative Service of the Battle of Waterloo Posted on: 8 Jul 2015

Recently, keen historian Sam Ward (7N) had the opportunity to become part of history when he was one of only 200 school pupils invited to the 200th Commemorative service of the Battle of Waterloo which took place at St. Pauls Cathedral.

The service included a moving retelling of the battle through extracts read by descendants of the original authors who took part in the battle. The service was attended by, amongst others, Prince Charles and his wife, the current Duke of Wellington and many serving members of the Armed Forces.

The ceremony was, as you would expect, organised with military precision and included military bands playing both inside and outside the Cathedral.

Sam and other enthusiastic pupils had been meeting weekly to research and produce their portion of a commemorative e-book about soldiers who took part in the battle.

Battle of Waterloo