Remembrance day assemblies were held for each house over the last week. Redcar Academy was pleased to welcome Mr Bob Hampson from the Royal British Legion, Bugle Major Budd and Corporal Freeland from the Rifles to each of the assemblies. Members of our community, ex-staff and members from our Board of Directors were also in attendance. Mr Moulding talked about the medals awarded to his family from both the first and second world wars to give the students an insight in to his past and what Remembrance Day means to him.
This year the Academy has held a poetry competition as part of our work with Trust4Learning. There were winners from each house- chosen by Judy Burton, Principal at Prior Pursglove. The winners were invited to attend the service at Prior on Monday 11th November; along with representatives from our Trust partner schools. The students from Redcar Academy were superb reading their own poems. It was a very solemn and moving event.
Students also read their own winning poems in their respective house assemblies.
Well done to:
Discovery House Mitchell Bratby
Adventure House Ashley Smith
Endeavour House James Sergeant
Resolution House Jordan Brandwick
Judy Burton said “They are amazing and show a huge amount of thought and care. I have had such a brilliant response from yourself and from other Trust schools with lots of incredible poems!”
Fields of lustrous red
Remembering those who are dead
Take a moment of silence for those
Who have fell
Silence upon those who dwell upon the past
By Mitchell Bratby
We have life, hope, a soul
Family, friends, a home
With what these great people sacrifice
We take hold and remember.
When the day comes
On the eleventh day of the eleventh month
Our hat comes off to remember the abuse
And in harmony we will remember
With pride and respect
We will hold the poppy
Feel and touch
Just like one day when the brave could
So on this day we will remember
And never ever forget
By Ashley Smith
Despite the paranoia, heartache and pain
None of my men will die in vain
Even though I sleep as a foetus in a mud wall
There is no reason for me to not stand tall.
As I wake to shells landing by my friends
The pain I feel when I lose them will never end
Coming over the top of the trenches
Using wire cutters to get past fences
Jumping into the enemy’s location
Me and my men, have little motivation
Because we think that we’re fighting for a lost cause.
So on this special day, take a moment to pause
For all the men who lost the fight
For all the families who miss them every night
This is free it has no cost
To remember the men that we have lost.
By James Sergeant
When the war is over,
And the blood stops pouring,
We will be thankful
Given and taken.
When the bombs stop
And the guns drop,
We shall be grateful
For all we have got,
For the lives lost will not be forgot.
When the world stops crying
And the light returns
We will be happy
Knowing that we are safe.
By Jordan Brandrick
Principal: Mrs Angela Sweeten
Redcar Academy, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, TS10 4AB
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