Rebecca Dunning, a former pupil of Brentwood County High School was invited by her majesty’s government to take part in the National Commemoration of 100 years since the end of the First World War event on 11th November 2018.
Rebecca Dunning, who studied at Brentwood County High School until 2017, was a member of a group of three young people who laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey.
The service was televised on the BBC.
As a Football Association Apprentice, Rebecca joined the Tull100, Football Remembers Youth Advisory Group to commemorate footballer, Second Lieutenant Walter Tull, who was killed at the First Battle of Bapaume on 25 March 1918, aged 29.
Drawing on her experience of women’s football, Rebecca helped to form the central message of the Tull100 project, No Barriers.
She also featured on the Social Media campaign with England footballers, Dele Alli, Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose.
Rebecca developed her interest for History during her GCSE classes and her interest developed further whilst studying A level history. Rebecca describes her History teachers as “inspirational”.
Rebecca said: “It was an honour to lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
“It was a beautiful service of remembrance, one that I am so grateful to have been a part of”
Miss Margaret Ryan, Head of Brentwood County High School said “We are delighted that Rebecca was chosen to take part in this historic event.
“It was a deeply moving occasion, one that I am sure will not be forgotten, especially for Rebecca”.