13 November, 2020
Students at Sandymoor Ormiston Academy put on a very special Remembrance Day ceremony for veterans in the local community, to show them how grateful everyone is for their service.
The students read out selected poems, speeches, and first-hand accounts of personal experiences, whilst explaining why Remembrance Day is important, both to them personally and to the academy.
Originally, students had planned to visit care homes and deliver the service, but due to national restrictions they had to get creative with how the service could be accessed. Instead, the readings were filmed and put together before being sent to the Halton Royal British Legion, who will then share them with veterans.
As a result, the Halton Royal British Legion have invited students to attend their breakfast club once restrictions are lifted, so that they can meet and chat to the veterans in person.
Sally Jones, Principal at Sandymoor Ormiston Academy said:
“At Sandymoor, we take great pride in our community and at this difficult time, our students wanted to reach out at let our local hero veterans know that we are still here paying our respects even though we are unable to be there in person.”