100 years ago the First World War ended, and a new world began. The example and experience of those who lived through it shaped the world we live in today. At Outwood Academy Portland and Valley, students have been working on a ‘Thank You’ project to all those who have served, sacrificed and changed our world.
As a part of the ‘Thank You’ project, we hosted a Festival of Remembrance at Outwood Academy Portland on Thursday 8 November 2018. This collaboration between the two Worksop academies - Outwood Academy Portland and Valley, involved art work, poetry, music, drama and dance performances from students of all year groups, and was our way of saying ‘Thank You’ and commemorating all those who have lost their life in conflict.
The theme of Remembrance and the WW1 centenary has been a focus within both academies and all students have been involved in assemblies and activities. It was a week about reflection, allowing both staff and students to remember or think about all those people who are affected by wars, both in the past and now. It allowed us to think about all these people who suffer in wars around the world, and it reminded us how important it is to work for peace.
We were immensely proud of all of the students involved - there were over 120 students from both Portland and Valley that worked together to create a very professional and extremely moving performance. The event also raised £242.90 for The Royal British Legion.