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October's Non-Uniform Day donations in support of the Poppy Appeal

Members of the school council were pleased to hand over a weighty Non-Uniform Day donations box to the Royal British Legion in this centenary year for the Poppy Appeal.

William Ellis has a strong tradition of supporting the RBL Poppy Appeal, which supports serving and ex-service men and women, and their families affected by conflict. The student council selected this charity as the recipient of October’s Non-Uniform Day.

During a week of assemblies reflecting on remembrance, on 11th November – Armistice Day – the whole school took part in the annual two-minute silence for those who have lost their lives in conflicts around the world. 

In addition to the funds raised by Non-Uniform Day lots of donations were made for poppies, the symbol of Remembrance since the publication of John McCrae's poem 'In Flanders Fields'.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row

The donations will be counted up over the next few weeks and we will reveal how much we managed to raise for this cause in a newsletter towards the end of term.