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Royal British Legion Update

Not sure if anyone are Facebook users, but just to let you know the Royal British Legion article was posted this week on The Nugget.


New Eastwood & District Royal British Legion Award.


Congratulations to Greasley Beauvale Primary School on their recent success in raising an amazing £603 for the Poppy Appeal in the Eastwood & District area and receiving the new MacAuley Sheild, in recognition of their hard work.


Chairman of the local branch, Jon Cooper said,

"January 17th 2023 saw the presentation of the inaugural MacAuley Shield, a new award presented to the school in the Eastwood & District area that raises the most money over the Poppy Appeal. This shield is in memory of our most recent branch President, Jim MacAuley who sadly passed last year.


It’s fantastic that the young people in our district still see the importance of remembering and that they work so hard to raise funds over the Poppy appeal period. As a veteran it makes me proud of our children and of our schools for supporting this cause.”


Greasley Beauvale Primary School Head Teacher, Michelle Bates, said,

"I am very proud of our children and school for receiving this award.

Our Rainbow Values are very important to us and part of our charity work in school falls under 'Respect and Acceptance' and 'Inclusive yet Individual'. We like to think about others, be kind and do our best to support the community where we can. Our vision is shared by the whole school, and we are proud of what we stand for.

We are proud to have raised money for the British Legion, by supporting the Poppy Appeal, but we also acknowledge the hard work that takes place by every volunteer and member of the legion.

We teach the children about what it means to be a good human being in society and at Greasley Beauvale Primary School, we are "Learning for Life". What we have achieved is an example of that. We are so pleased to have helped in the way that we did and, we will rise to the challenge again next year to continually support the charity. Our children loved receiving the trophy on Monday and seeing volunteers from the British Legion. Thank you to them for their hard work and time to visit school to share their knowledge and experiences."


Over the past 20 years our local Royal British Legion Branch has presented the Rod Todd Cup to schools in the district that raised the most money during the Poppy Appeal. Rod Todd was the former President of the Branch in the 1990's. The Rod Todd Cup will continue to represent the branch and will be awarded to this years runner up, Hollywell Primary School. A presentation is yet to be arranged.


The Nugget would like to congratulate the pupils and staff at Greasley Beauvale Primary School for their amazing work and all our local schools who keep Remembering.


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