70th Anniversary VE Celebration 2015
Oxclose Primary Academy Celebrate VE Day!
Sunday 10th May 2015 – Washington Village
Oxclose Primary Academy was extremely excited to be invited along to the 70th Anniversary VE Day Commemorations in Washington Village on Sunday 10th May. Mrs Bolam and Mrs Butler attended with Molly, one of OPA’s Year 1 School Councillors and Christian one of Year 5’s Anti-bullying Team. The commemorations began with a parade from the Old Post Office and finished at the War Memorial on the Village Green. Lots of people came to watch the parade including Molly and Christian’s families!
A special service of Thanksgiving was held, and Christian and Molly were given the opportunity to place a Cornflower on the War Memorial. A Cornflower was chosen as it symbolises remembrance and joy. School was also presented with a glass Commemorative Plaque, from the Royal British Legion, Washington and Sunderland City Council, which Molly and Christian received. They were very nervous but did a fantastic job on behalf of Oxclose Primary Academy. The plaque will be displayed and kept safely in school as a token of OPA’s history so that future generations can admire it and use it as an aid to Remembrance.
Molly and Christian were very proud to represent Oxclose Primary Academy in this important historic event and school was very proud of them for carrying out such an important job so well!
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