In the grounds, swathed in palm fronds, stands a marble cenotaph commemorating the dead of the Highland Light Infantry stationed in Karachi from 1898 to 1899.
After the main ceremony in the school, the colour guard of RCMP and Rangers marched to the cenotaph in Victory Gardens, where they set the wreathes around the monument and sang the National Anthem.
More than 1,000 people ignored the rain and gathered round the cenotaph outside Rochdale Town Hall to pay their respects those who have laid down their lives during war.
Following a service, the parade marched back along Church Hill to the cenotaph for the Last Post / Reveille and a wreath-laying ceremony.
The march will proceed down Molesworth Street to the cenotaph for the commemorative Anzac Day service.
Civic leaders and youth groups took part in the commemoration which included a march past, the laying of wreaths at the cenotaph and a service at Bury Parish Church led by Rev Dr John Findon.
After the main ceremony there was a briefer wreath laying at the cenotaph in Victory Gardens and luncheon at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Following a service there, the parade makes its way back to the cenotaph via Church Hill for a service of dedication.
Today, it was the mayoral candidates' turn to stage demonstrations around the cenotaph .
I was very pleased to see a lot of youths at the Remembrance service at the cenotaph in Milnrow Memorial Park on Sunday morning.