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Plympton Academy


On 11th November students and staff at Plympton Academy marked Armistice Day.

Post-16 students Ciaran Blair and Dylan Cook organised events for the day and wore their cadet uniforms.  Ciaran is a Corporal in the Royal Air Force Cadets and Dylan is a member of the Royal Marine Cadets.

The boys ordered a wreath from the Royal British Legion and, together with Principal Lisa Boorman, they laid the wreath as an act of remembrance. 

Events at the Academy included students writing messages on poppy crosses, displaying Poppy posters on classroom doors and reading poetry from the First World War. 

Ciaran Blair said 'We have been planning this for several weeks because it is really important that schools mark Remembrance Day. Even in these tough times we can still do something to support the act of remembrance.'

Dylan added 'We will not forget those who have fallen.  It is more important to remember them now than ever. It was great to see how interested students and staff were.''

The academy also placed silhouette soldiers in classrooms to help students remember that those who died in the wars were real people.  These were placed around the Academy to help students remember their sacrifice.