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WELLACRE - Manchester Arena Attack, Student Tribute

Posted at 3:30 pm on 25th May, 2017

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WELLACRE students from each year group have used their Art lessons to make over 100 red roses with 22 white roses as a simple tribute to the victims of Mondays tragic attack. Our Humanities students have also helped to prepare messages for a chain of hope.

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Organised by Ms. C Niebel, Leader of Art and Ms. Jayne de Costa, Teacher of Photography, our students were encouraged to ask questions and discuss their thoughts in response to recent events whilst paying their respect by drawing, cutting and making their roses.

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Ms. Jayne Irwin, Leader of RE and Ms. Yasmin Chowdhury, Teacher of Humanities supported our students to help emote their thoughts and feelings through messages, poetry and creative writing. The students, using what they had written, helped to create a Chain of Hope.

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Our chain will be placed alongside the other incredible tributes in the centre of Manchester by Ms. Chowdhury this weekend.

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The completed roses and poem, written by Max Hannon, Year 7, are now on display in our Main reception as a tribute to all of the innocent victims and their families. It will also serve as continuing reminder of the incredible strength shown throughout the wider Manchester community in these difficult times.

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'We will not separate. We will only join. We learn. Manchester's few that unfortunately died may not be on the streets, but always in the heart. I learn to help.' Max Hannon, Year 7

Further discussion and support has been provided throughout the week via year group assemblies and during form time, specifically before and after Thursday's perfectly observed and overwhelmingly poignant minute's silence.

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