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Holbeach pupils marked Armistice Day




Students were joined by a member of the Royal British Legion in honouring the people who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Youngsters and teachers at University Academy Holbeach were joined by Royal British Legion member Alan Sheppard on Wednesday to mark Armistice Day.

Pupils who attend cadets were invited to attend school in their cadet uniform and, during the two minutes silence, they gathered to stand to attention at the entrance to the school.

UAH pupils mark Remembrance Day (43117822)
UAH pupils mark Remembrance Day (43117822)

A PowerPoint presentation was designed to show pupils about the history and importance of the Poppy Appeal and the whole school took part in the two minutes silence.

At the start of this, Year 12 pupil Pawel Nieweglowski performed an incredibly moving rendition of The Last Post on cornet and this was later followed by Reveille. This was all streamed to the whole school, including some of the pupils who are currently at home, but accessing lessons through Microsoft Teams.

Members of the Year 10 socially distanced choir also recorded a song with the theme of remembrance and this was played to Mr Sheppard.

Principal Sheila Paige was accompanied by two Year 11 pupils in cadet uniform, to lay a wreath at the town's war memorial.

A spokesman said: "We are hopeful that the link between the Royal British Legion and the school will continue and we are hoping to plan something bigger for next year. The performances and photographs will be available on the school website shortly."



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