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  • Headmaster: Gus Lock MA (Oxon)


Habs boys mark VE Day from home

Pupils created some wonderful music to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day from home. The work they have put into this is superb and certainly fitting for this special occasion.

Please click on the names below to listen/watch now. Enjoy!

Alfie (Year 11)

An original composition that samples Winston Churchill's speech that was broadcast from Downing Street on 8 May 1945 to announce the end of the war in Europe: "we may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing, but let us not forget for a moment the toils and efforts that lie ahead"

Nathan (Year 7)

Nathan has recorded a vocal performance of "We'll Meet Again", which was famously performed by Vera Lynn, the "Forces' Sweetheart". Vera Lynn's musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during WWII. She performed for the troops in Egypt, India and Burma...and she will be performing again this year to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day!

William (Year 9)

William has recorded the Last Post and Reveille, with a silence in between for us to remember, respect and reflect.

Alex (Year 8)

Alex has written a piano arrangement of George Butterworth's The Banks of Green
Willow. Butterworth (1885 – 1916) was an English composer best known for the orchestral idyll The Banks of Green Willow and his song settings of A.E. Housman's poems from A Shropshire Lad. Butterworth was killed in 1916 at Pozieres, France during the Battle of the Somme aged just 31.

Here's a photo from the Habs Airfix Club, which is led by Louis (Lower Sixth), as they held a Zoom meeting: