100 Years on, Co-op Academy Swinton Remembers

100 Years on, Co-op Academy Swinton Remembers

This year is a special year for Remembrance as 2018 marks the 100 year anniversary since the end of the First World War. We always take time out of our day to take part in a collective act of Remembrance at our academy and this year was no exception.

Although Armistice Day fell on a Sunday this year we chose to mark this important event on Monday 12th November. All our students and staff gathered on the yard at 11:55am and after hearing The Last Post played by Mr Logie we observed a one minute silence at 11am.

We are also incredibly proud of Year 9 student Matthew Whittaker who, once again, this year was chosen to take part in the Royal British Legion’s annual Remembrance Day Service at Salford Civic Centre.

Matthew delivered the last post in French at the annual RemembranceDay Service at Salford Civic Centre. The reading of the last post in French here in Swinton is a long-time tradition, upheld in France at the same time every year by a representative in Salford’s twin town of Clermont Ferrand. Matthew did amazingly well and it was a really proud moment for his family and for Co-op Academy Swinton too…well done Matthew!