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'Doing our Thing' for 'Children in Need'

Posted on: November 17th 2017

Newsheader cnAmery Hill School has got behind the BBC’s ‘Children in Need’ appeal in a big way this year, helping to make a positive difference to thousands of young lives in the UK.  Students arranged a variety of events and activities, fuelling a fun-packed day for their peers and staff; the Year 9 bake sale was the biggest fundraising activity, while the raffle, rap challenge, penalty shoot-out, sponsored silence, face painting and photo booth were all popular activities. The staff vs student netball match provided a thrilling climax to the day, with a spirited student team raising their game to outclass the teachers – the first time they have won in the history of the competition!

The total raised so far is over £1300, with money still being donated. A massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts.

 

More photographs will be added shortly.

 

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Remembrance Day
Posted on: 10/11/2017

Remembrance Day

For many years, students from Amery Hill School have assisted local historian Tony Cross remember the casualties of the two world wars who are buried in Alton Cemetery. This year, volunteers from Year 9 cleaned the distinctive Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstones and placed a Cross of Remembrance on each grave in advance of Armistice Day. In doing so, they learned something of the simple design of the headstones and the circumstances associated with the reasons why the men were buried in Alton, rather than on traditional battlefields. The presence of a WWI memorial plaque on a traditional headstone, gave students an insight into the grieving of local families who had no burial place for their loved ones. Other inscriptions on family headstones tell of a young man who perished with the loss of HMS Hampshire in 1916; another who died as a prisoner of war whilst in captivity in Turkey following the surrender of Kut the same year; and a young man who died on D-Day, 6 June 1944. All of these inscriptions brought home the scattered nature of the losses suffered by Alton’s families in the time of war. Passers-by who were interested in what the students were doing seemed impressed by their selfless actions: a notable feature of our community-spirited students. Wearing a Poppy is the traditional sign of remembering those who died in the service of our country; giving one’s time to ensure the memory of those who were lost in past conflicts is maintained, is something more pro-active.View Article