Stewards Academy host a series of remembrance events

Education: Secondary / Mon 15th Nov 2021 at 09:14am

REMEMBRANCE plays a key role at Stewards Academy. In addition to permanent displays around the academy site and their new Remembrance Garden, they seek ways to honour the fallen at this time of the year too.

This year pupils had assemblies delivered by Subject Lead for History, Sam Dougherty and Israel, one of their Year 11 student leaders. These highlighted how Remembrance spans the world and that many conflicts have taken place. 

Their charity reps sold poppies, poppy pins and wristbands throughout the week ready for the whole school Remembrance Service on Thursday 11th November.

The English department also led activities with pupils getting them to reflect and remember with their beautifully designed poppies.

The Remembrance Service was led by Sam Dougherty and Emmanuel, Head Boy; Poppy, Head Girl; Wahid, Deputy Head Boy; and, Tiffany, Deputy Head Girl. Pupils and staff alike joined in the two-minute silence to mark their respect for those that have lost their lives in conflict. Several pupils also chose to wear their cadet, scout and guide uniforms.

The History Department have also led a special Remembrance Project this year, inviting the whole school community and their families to research their family history and discover how your family was involved in wars during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. All work received will be displayed the week beginning 23rd November in the School Library.

Helen Ginger, Headteacher, said: “Once again, I was so proud to see the whole community of Stewards coming together as a sign of respect to those whom we have lost. While we missed being able to come together in person, as has been our tradition for many years, it was wonderful to be able to use modern technology to organise this event despite the pandemic. Mr Dougherty did a superb job of leading the academy in our service and it was wonderful to talk to the pupils who came in uniform about the communities they belong to.’

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