We Will Remember
We held our annual Remembrance Service on Friday 11th November.The Remembrance Service was attended by all Year 7 students and was streamed to every classroom in the academy, ensuring that all students were able to feel a part of this moving service.
This year Mr Ward, Vice Principal, led the Remembrance Service, which included poems read by Mr Hancock and Mr Murray, who are both ex-servicemen.
Miss Hannot welcomed the 18 French students from College Jean Moulin in Amiens, who have been on an exchange trip to North Durham Academy this week, as part of Le Fevre, who also attended the Remembrance service.
Mr Ward and Matthew Lovett, Deputy Head Boy read The Exhortation, and Miss Foster played The Last Post. Wreaths were then laid by members of the Royal British Legion, Matthew Lovett and two of the French Exchange students.
The Remembrance Service was followed by ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ – a music and dance performance exploring the themes of conflict, peace and politics throughout the ages.
Members of the Consett branch of the Royal British Legion, the Cadets, local residents and local MP Kevan Jones attended the Remembrance Service and all commented on how much they had enjoyed sharing it with our staff and students.