As the guns fell silent on the Western Front at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, so today did Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy as we gathered together for our annual Remembrance Service.
Many of our students who are members of uniformed youth organisations, representing the Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps, Scouts, Girl Guides, St John Ambulance, Fire Cadets and Boys Brigade, attended school in their service uniforms today, and played a pivotal role in the proceedings by forming an honour guard for the service. Our students were joined on parade by many local veterans and organisations, including the Fellowship of the Services, Birtley Heritage Group and SSAFA, the Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Families Association, and also Deputy Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear, Mr Frank Major MBE.
Congratulations to Eve Lowery 7JPN who is winner of our Year 7 LRC Halloween Competition.
Eve’s spectacularly spooky short story has spread the spirit of Halloween across the Academy.
To be spooked by Eve’s story read on or call into the LRC to see this story on display.
It was fantastic to see so many prospective parents and students at our year 6 open evening on Thursday. We had overwhelmingly positive feedback from both parents and year six students and it will be good to see many of you begin the next steps in your learning journey at Lord Lawson in September.
I could not have been more proud of the Lord Lawson students who stayed behind to show visitors around the Academy. Our students singing group “Vocalise” were amazing. It was heart warming to see and hear young people speak with such passion and pride about their school – they were a credit to themselves, their parents, and to Lord Lawson.