Alford Academy Remembrance Day 2022
“Remembrance honours those who serve to defend our freedom and way of life. It recognises the sacrifice of the Armed Forces community across the Commonwealth, as well emergency services and innocent civilians killed through conflict and terrorism. Remembrance honours people who have served and sacrificed, including armed forces and emergency services. It means stopping to remember people affected by war and hoping for a peaceful future.” (Taken from https://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/)
This year we continued our traditions in remembering all those who have or who still ensure our freedom.
The Interact club recruited friends in the school to create a week of remembrance. We are always very grateful to all the support staff give us at this busy time of the year and special thanks goes to the English and Humanities faculties as well as the Senior Leadership Team and Mrs Watt who always help the group with absolutely everything.
CLAN classes used a presentation made by interact pupils in the club with the inspiration from Mr Ryland to share some history; then CLAN pupils made poppies to be displayed in the school. The poppies were decorated with memories and thanks. These have been displayed for all to read.
Each morning during the lead up to the 11th there was a tannoy message sharing a reading or poem about remembrance which pupils are supported in selecting by Miss Steel. During the weeks assembly our pupil senior executive shared their own thoughts with a few minutes of personal reflection.
On the 11th the school took part in a 2-minute silence led by Mr Cookson at 11am and listened to another reading followed by a piper. At the same time Mrs Wotherspoon represented our school community with a number of pupils, staff and a piper to place a wreath on the Alford war memorial along with the primary and chaplain team.
All week pupils were selling poppies for Poppy Scotland and were delighted to hand over a generous donation.
Thank you to all the pupils and staff who helped the group.
Alford Academy Interact Group