The Blyth Academy is proud to support the work of the Royal British Legion. The students join in the annual poppy appeal making felt and glittered poppies along with poppy themed cakes. Boxes of poppies are sold around the classes. Assemblies and lessons during the week of Remembrance help the students to think about the sacrifices made both in the World Wars and in the present time.
Students from the Academy have visited the battle sites in Europe and have placed wreaths at the Menin Gate. Closer to home wreaths have also been placed at the local cenotaphs.
Our war memorial is situated in the entrance to the Academy and an annual commemoration of Remembrance takes place there. Members of the local community including the town's mayor and forces veterans join staff and students in the two minutes silence. The Royal British Legion representatives recognise the role that the Academy plays in respecting our service men and women and the Legion is always invited to take part in the ceremony.
For more information about the work of The Royal British Legion visit www.britishlegion.org.uk
Mayor of Blyth laying a wreath during our Remembrance Service.
Y11 Students with their iced cakes that were sold to raise money for The Royal British Legion.