16th November 2022
Schools from across the Windsor Academy Trust family came together this month to join the nation in remembrance, taking time to pause, breathe and reflect on the service and sacrifices the Armed Forces make on our behalf.
As an Armed Forces friendly organisation, staff and students at each of our nine schools marked Remembrance Day (Friday 11th November) in a variety of poignant ways to proudly stand with service men and women to mark this important occasion.
From the Poppy Appeal and wreath laying to student cadets and Remembrance Day parades, here are just some of the ways our family of schools paid its respects:
Colley Lane Primary Academy
Twelve children were chosen to represent the school at a local Remembrance Day parade organised by Cradley C of E Primary School. Pupils visited the local cemetery and cenotaph to hear readings and poems about the war and join in the parade.
Goldsmith Primary Academy and Rivers Primary Academy
Children from both schools were invited by New Horizons Community Enterprise to join the Peace Tree Remembrance Service to pay their respects alongside members of the local community, including Reverend David Sims and Eddie Hughes MP
Cheslyn Hay Academy
Student cadets were joined by the Royal British Legion to proudly lead the school’s Remembrance Day parade.
Great Wyrley Academy
Staff and students joined together for the two minute silence, which began and ended with the Last Post, played by Mr Vaughan Smith.
Headteacher, Ian Moreton, joined Kingswinford’s Head Boy and Head Girl to attend St Mary’s Church on Sunday and laid a wreath on behalf of all staff and students at the school