Students hand over money from sell-out poppy appeal

Students in Blyth have handed over hundreds of pounds to the Royal British Legion after their Poppy Appeal was a complete sell-out.

In the lead up to Remembrance Day, students supported the appeal by selling more than 800 poppies within the academy.

The importance of Remembrance Day was explained to students in their history lessons.

On November 11, the whole academy stood in silence for two minutes, led by Principal Gwyneth Evans, in recognition of the sacrifices made by those in the Armed Forces across many generations.

Vice Principal Steve Nelson explained:

“The academy’s history ambassadors carried out tremendous work leading up to Remembrance Day selling poppies around the academy; in fact, they virtually sold them all on the first day so we had to order more.

“Our history department also set aside time in each of their lessons to talk about what the Poppy Appeal means today so that everyone understood the purpose of Remembrance Day.”