King Edward VI High School has launched its Poppy Appeal in support of the work of the Royal British Legion.
As Remembrance Day approaches students and staff have been buying poppies to remember all those men and women who gave up their lives in the service of their country.
The money raised will go towards the work of the Royal British Legion who work tirelessly to support the Armed Forces, past and present.
Students in Year 9 began selling poppies around school this week and will continue through to November. The students are currently studying World War One in their History lessons and will go on to study World War Two after Christmas. Stories of the heroism of soldiers on the front line have inspired students to sell poppies and raise as much money as they can for a good cause; giving up their free time at breaktime and lunch to achieve their goal. Lead Teacher in History, Mr Lomas, reserved special thanks for three students in particular; Ellie Monckton, Jacob Flood and Cole Smith for their efforts in giving up so much time to sell poppies.
The History Department will be hosting their annual Remembrance Service at King Edward's in November alongside the Old Edwardians' Association to commemorate the sacrifice made by former students of the school. Leader of History, Miss Tickell, and the Sixth Form will lead the service and bring students, past and present, together in an act of remembrance.
Headteacher, Mr Christey, said "The school is proud of its long history and of its many former students and teachers who gave their lives in conflict, for our freedom. We look forward to welcoming the Old Edwardians to the school in November for our act of remembrance." He added, "I am very proud of all the efforts that Year 9 have gone to help raise money for good causes at this time of remembrance and reflection."
The names of the soldiers who lost their lives in conflict are displayed in the School Hall and will be read out at the service. Look out for the special remembrance article in the November issue of The Edwardian.
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