Staff and students of the Academy commemorated Remembrance Day through a range of special activities held to mark the occasion.
At a gathering in the Academy’ Peace Garden, History Teacher, Mr Caddick, spoke about the importance of remembrance and the significance of the poppy, explaining how it came to be the symbol of remembrance following the First World War.
Year 10 student Hayden Brown read the famous poem ‘In Flanders Field.’ This was followed by the playing of the ‘Last Post’ before a minutes silence was held to remember and honour those who have paid the price for our freedom. Staff and students then laid a wreath of poppies in the garden.
Throughout the week students have been learning about Remembrance Day in humanities lessons and through assemblies. Student volunteers have also been selling Poppies to raise money for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, and both students and staff alike have been wearing them with pride.