Charles Read students remember war dead in Corby Glen

Charles Read Academy marks Armistice Day in Corby Glen.
Charles Read Academy marks Armistice Day in Corby Glen.
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On Armistice Day Charles Read Academy remembered the dead from the First World War in a moving ceremony at the War Memorial in Corby Glen.

To give students an idea of the impact the war had on their community, students first visited the exhibition in St John the Evangelist about the 24 men from the village who died.

Steve Honeywell, a governor at Charles Read, and Alan Hancock, Chair of Governors, also spoke of the huge sacrifice that soldiers in all wars have made for their country and how important it is never to forget them.

Students, staff, governors and friends of the academy gathered at the war memorial in the village to observe the two-minute silence and lay the wreath.

Nichola Moorcroft, a senior leader at the academy, said: “I didn’t realise how many soldiers had died and how that affected the village. It’s important that we remember them.”