Remembrance at Joseph Swan 2018

The much anticipated annual commemoration of Remembrance Day has arrived so it’s a very busy time here at Joseph Swan Academy. Over the next two days, students will take part in many interesting activities that will educate them on the true meaning of why we commemorate Remembrance Day.

Last night, we held the annual Concert for Remembrance; this is a poignant and memorable event where schools come together to Remember through music and song.

Today, students and staff have the opportunity to wear red and black to signify the colours of the poppy for a small donation. Also, we participate in the ‘Run for Remembrance’ where  staff and students will work together to collectively run the length of the trenches – around 2,500 km.

We will be hosting a variety of activities and welcoming a wide range of visitors to the Academy, we will update you with news of events as we move across the two days so keep checking back for further updates.

Last year, we managed to raise an impressive £6,000 for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

As always, it is certain to be an unforgettable experience for everyone in the Academy and is a special way to remember the fallen soldiers who fought in both World Wars and other conflicts across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

We Will Remember Them.

Written by Rosie and Abbie, edited by Faith.