Students at King Edward VI College observed a two minute silence in remembrance of the fallen in two world wars at their traditional Armistice Day ceremony this week.

At eleven o'clock on Friday 11th November a bugler sounded The Last Post and the quad at King Edward's fell silent as more than a thousand students and staff showed their respect for those who laid down their lives in conflicts.

The end of the silence was marked by bugler Lara Simms sounding Reveille after which Sarah Jacobs the Chair of the Student Union gave a short reading.

Later there was a short ceremony in the main hall where the Principal and representatives from the student body, board of governors, trustees and Old Edwardian's club laid wreaths in front of the college's war memorial.

Speaking after the ceremony Principal Remley Mann said "With so many former students having served and fallen in the World Wars, marking Armistice Day has always been important here at King Ed's. We are proud of our heritage and it is heartening to see our current students embracing this opportunity to show their respect."