Oulder Hill Community School officially adopted by Royal British Legion

Date published: 15 May 2019

Oulder Hill Community School was officially adopted by the Royal British Legion in a special ceremony for all their work on Remembrance, on Thursday (9 May).

The ceremony was held at the school attended by the Mayor of Rochdale Councillor Zaman, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Ian Sandiford, Wing Commander David Forbes, President of the Rochdale Branch of the Legion, Norman Armstrong-Kersh, Chief Executive of Life for a Life, veterans from the Legion and governors of the school.

During this ceremony, the two Year 10 students who created the national award-winning legacy project – Jake Idiens and Jenna Holt – spoke about their work on remembrance and Zara Shaukat, year 8, delivered her poem ‘You are Brave’, written to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.

Mr Forbes then presented the school with a certificate and a plaque.

A cheque was also presented to the school for the next steps in their Remembrance work which will be an interactive version of the legacy project and a memory garden, a place to remember key events from the past as well as a place for students and staff to go if experiencing a bereavement or trauma in their own lives.

Mrs Tarran, Teaching and Learning Director for Humanities, said: “We are very proud that all our work on remembrance has been celebrated by the Legion. As a community school, it is important to us to ensure that the community is celebrated and remembered.

“The students are very keen to continue the legacy and plan the next steps for the project, ensuring that we always remember.” 

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