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The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Remembrance Day

Click here to download your own Remembrance Poppy to colour in 

Items for the children to purchase will be available at school nearer the time.

Every year, the Legion calls on the nation to unite in commemorating Remembrance Sunday. 

What we're remembering this year

In 2020 we pay tribute to the men and women of the Second World War generation, and to those of today’s, who have served and sacrificed to defend our nation. We remember the collaboration of the Commonwealth and Allied nations who stood shoulder to shoulder then to secure our freedom and the communities coming together today to protect us all.

 

On Sunday 8 November 2020, the National Service of Remembrance is planned to be held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in London. 

To ensure the safety of all those who are participating and to comply with social distancing measures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall number of people taking part in the March Past the Cenotaph 2020 will be considerably lower than in previous years.

The well-being of those who choose to attend the March Past is our priority, and we have been working with the Government and relevant Associations to ensure the march is able to go ahead safely and that, in the centenary year of the Cenotaph, as many members of the Armed Forces community as possible are represented.

Remembrance ideas for 2020

As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, it may be necessary for individuals and communities to consider new ways of performing Remembrance activities, whether at Remembrance time or any other time of the year.

To give you a helping hand, the British Legion have put together a wide-range of suggested Covid safe activities that are inexpensive to create:

  • Hold a small Remembrance service in your garden.
  • Create a Remembrance space in your garden by planting plants that have a connection to Remembrance.
  • Use Zoom, Facebook or another online meeting resource to host an online Remembrance service or activity.
  • Set up a community Remembrance forum to discuss different residents’ Remembrance stories.
  • Create an online exhibition of Remembrance related photos from local residents that schools or others could use to discuss local Remembrance activities.
  • Do an online interview with a local veteran or someone currently serving to discuss what service and sacrifice means to them. You could send people the link and create an online audience. 
  • Open an online book of Remembrance that family, friends and others can sign as a mark of Remembrance.
  • Write letters of Remembrance to veterans or serving personnel. 
  • Use the activitieson the link below to help children learn about Remembrance. 
  • Create your own Remembrance art piece using our resources – children and families could be asked to display something in their window like the rainbows for the NHS. 

Use the links on https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance