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Wellacre Remembers

Posted at 9:51 am on 17th November, 2020

Reflecting on ‘Service and Sacrifice’ 

To commemorate Remembrance Day, Wellacre organised activities for students to join in with celebrations across the commonwealth. 

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Our Remembrance commemorations began with a special Year 7 assembly with the theme 'Service and Sacrifice' to reflect on the huge personal sacrifice made by each and every soldier in war.  

Later, the whole school participated in tutor group Remembrance discussions with Year 7 learning about the history of the poppy and Years 8 to 11 focusing on the VE and VJ Day 75th anniversaries as well as the 100th anniversary since the unknown soldier was placed at Westminster Abbey.

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Mrs O’Neill, Leader of Humanities, said:

“I was proud to lead the Remembrance assembly to see students from all year groups engaged with the reflective activities we organised. It is so important that our students know and understand the sacrifices that were made by so many military service men and women through the generations. Wellacre students were, as always, extremely respectful.”

 As tutor groups took part in their activities, Wellacre’s CCF cadets gathered to parade for a Remembrance service at our flagpole.

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Led by SSI, SSM Ward, SLt Wise and SLt Duffy, the cadets were also accompanied by Mr Jackson who played 'The Last Post and Reveille’ to mark the two minute national silence at 11am. 

SLt Wise, Wellacre’s Cover Supervisors, said 

“We are very proud of Wellacre’s CCF cadets; this year has been difficult due to the current circumstances, but our lads never fail to represent the school and their cadet unit proudly.” 

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Wellacre students also supported the Royal Legion’s Poppy Appeal, with form representatives volunteering to sell poppies in their forms, as well as Manchester Bee poppies, stationery and bands.   

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