The school came together this morning to remember it’s most famous ON Horatio Nelson during the Trafalgar Day Service, held earlier as the school is breaking up for half term today.
During the annual celebration the Chapel Choir sang and the school was addressed by Writer-In-Residence D J Taylor in the Cathedral. The school then moved outside and wreaths were laid below Nelson’s statue in The Close by the Head of School and Head of Nelson House.
The Battle of Trafalgar was a naval engagement fought by the British Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies, during the Napoleonic Wars. The Franco-Spanish fleet lost twenty-two ships, without a single British vessel being lost. It was the most decisive naval battle of the war, conclusively ending French plans to invade England. During the battle, Nelson was shot by a French musketeer; he died shortly thereafter, becoming one of Britain's greatest war heroes.