Each year, like many, Etone College gets behind the British Legions Poppy Appeal to show our support for those who have put their lives on the line for our own freedom and liberty. This week our Theme of the Week has been Remembrance with pupils taking part in form-time activities and assemblies across the week. Throughout that time pupils have had the opportunity to consider why it is so important that we recognise the sacrifices that have been made so we may enjoy the fundamental values we do. Whilst remembrance will always be linked with our own remembrance day it is also an opportunity for us to reflect on the parades and events held across the world in different countries for their fallen heroes.
Our very own Cadets have shown their support this week by using their break and lunch times to collect donations in exchange for poppies. With last year raising £98 the aim was to raise over £100 to support the important work the British Legion does. On Saturday 5th November and Sunday 6th November our cadets ventured into Nuneaton town centre to sell Poppies and other items to members of the public in order to further support the cause. We would like to say a big thank you to all who have supported us.
On Friday 11th November pupils will take part in a minute silence at 11:00 am and our cadets will hold a small remembrance service on school grounds. Additionally, we are proud to announce our Cadets will be taking part in the Nuneaton Remembrance Parade on Sunday 13th November for the first time ever. With a lot of practicing going into making sure the parade runs smoothly we know Mr Hodgson and the rest of the troop will not let us down.
A big thank you to all who have supported us so far as we look to increase our totals for this year.
Lest we forget.