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Issued: November 18, 2016
PICTURE: A picture of ​Year 8 ​King Harold Academy students Harry Clark (left) and Ben Callaghan with ​some of the school's clay poppies can be viewed and downloaded HERE 
King Harold Academy holds Remembrance concert
King Harold Academy hosted war veterans, military charities and family and friends of the local and wider community for a special evening of remembrance.

The evening, on Wednesday, commemorated those members of the British and Commonwealth forces that have sacrificed their lives and continue to serve today.

The evening was organised and directed by English teacher Stuart Springthorpe and Head of Music Di Russell.

A sell-out audience experienced an enthralling and moving evening which included poetry, music, dance, drama and song.

The touching programme of events saw performances from students and staff alike alongside guest readers. 

Among the audience were local councillors, veterans from past conflicts, representatives from Help for Heroes, and students who are Waltham Abbey Army cadets who proudly wore their uniforms to school and participated in the laying of wreaths during ‘The Last Post.’ 

The event included an interval raffle, refreshments and cake sale which, including ticket sales, raised a total of £938 which will be split equally between the charities Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion.

Deputy Waltham Abbey Mayor Mike Fitch said: “The place was a sell-out, they had to turn people away. I would love to see this as a yearly commitment for future children and audience members who have received a better understanding of remembrance and what we went through in both wars. 

"A really great job, well done to everyone!”

‘Help for Heroes’ representative Sue Clack said: "It was a moving and wonderful evening. I lost a son in Afghanistan several years ago - an evening such as this is so important in reminding people that young servicemen are still sacrificing their lives.”

One veteran of the 2nd Gulf War said: “I want you to thank all students and staff. The emotion and respect shown by the students and pubic was heart-warming and it reminds me that people do really care.”

The concert coincided with other activities commemorating the remembrance period, including the making of 300 clay poppies which have been displayed near the school’s main entrance.

Event organiser and director Stuart Springthorpe said: “This evening has gone beyond all expectations. The respect and support shown by all those in attendance has been overwhelming. 

"Students and staff can be immensely proud of the monies raised and the message conveyed during the event. It has been one of the proudest moments of my years as a teacher.

"The message of remembrance cannot be lost and the students really have gone above and beyond in helping to carry that message forward. Everybody at King Harold Academy should feel extremely proud.”
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