Millwall Community Trust - Remembrance Day Workshop
The Trust Remembers
Last week saw students attending the Millwall Community Trust AP Academy programme across the week take part in a Remembrance day workshop covering World War 1 and 2. This saw each days assigned AP Academy group pay their respects at the Millwall Memorial area and garden each day at 11am via undertaking a 2 minute silence and carrying of and laying of individual poppies. The poem "For the Fallen" was read out each day as part of remembrance.
The Millwall AP Academy Programme is a part-time alternative education provision delivered by Millwall Community Trust (MCT) and acts as a precursor to our post-16 football academy programme.
The AP Academy provides Key stage 4 and Year 9 students opportunities to study towards Vocational Sport qualifications, Employability qualification and industry specific qualifications, whilst partaking in practical, sport-related activities and learning with a focus on life skill and Leadership development.
A total of 35 young people across the week from Conisborough College, Bacons College, Southwark Inclusive Learning Service (SILS), and Bromley Beacon Academy participated in Millwall remembrance events and all the actual day of remembrance saw the young people joined by MCT staff Millwall FC staff and NHS staff as all paid their respect.
John Scarborough Millwall Community Trust Education and Employability Manager commented: "All the Students were a credit to their respective schools on what was a respectful and quite emotional week. It was fantastic to see the level of engagement and respect shown by all the students during the workshops delivered. These workshops were delivered to help give students a better understanding of both World Wars and what they were like, and the lasting impact on families and loved ones lost, as well as obtain a greater recognition of PTSD. It also importantly gave students a chance particularly in this current climate to take a moment and reflect on what is important to them".
Rani Chahal Assistant Headteacher at Bromley Beacon Academy said of the event: "The boys did so well yesterday and a huge thank you to Millwall and the team for supporting them. The boys were great representative to BBA and their families as this was something that they took very seriously and important for their own development and understanding of sacrifices made".