Sadly, this year students from across the town will be unable to attend the annual laying of the first poppy. This event has in recent years become part of the towns commemorative activities and is a chance for young people to have an active role in Remembrance.

Lead by Canon Glyn Holland, students from over 50 schools would normally gather at the Cenotaph on Linthorpe Rd to show their respects, whilst also learning about the importance of Remembrance.

Recently Canon Holland approached both Archibald Primary and Macmillan Academy to see how we could facilitate this event to run, in these different times. With help from both schools a fantastic virtual event and film has been produced and now been distribute to all schools across our town. Although a little different, it is hoped our young people can still experience first hand the act of Remembrance in 2020.